TC Issues Essential Services Letter to Aviation Industry

Transport Canada has published guidance to the Aviation Industry on what TC deems as Essential Services and Essential Workers for the COVID-19 outbreak.

In the “COVID-19 Letter to Aviation Industry – Essential Services”, Transport Canada has published a list of key Workers and Services. The category of interest to RPAS Operations may be “Aerial Services to Essential Services” as noted at the end of the list.

The list includes:

  • Pilots – (Exempt from 14 day international travel restrictions – Healthy pilots who do not exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever or difficulty breathing who cross international borders as part of their job)
  • Flight Attendants – (Exempt from 14 day international travel restrictions – Healthy flight attendants who do not exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever or difficulty breathing who cross international borders as part of their job)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers – (Exempt from 14 day international travel restrictions – Healthy aircraft maintenance engineers who do not exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever or difficulty breathing who cross international borders as part of their job)
  • Licensing Personnel – (Workers/Employees who support necessary credentialing, vetting and licensing operations for air transportation workers)
  • Ramp personnel
  • Medevac Pilots and Crew
  • Cargo/Ground Crew Handlers 
  • Air Traffic Controllers 
  • Flight Service Specialists 
  • Fire fighters 
  • De-icing Crew 
  • Animal Handlers 
  • Airline Operational Control Center Employees
  • Aviation Dispatchers
  • Ministers delegates
  • Aircraft Refuelers
  • Heliport operations
  • Parts manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and repair and overhaul organisations
  • Engineering support personnel
  • Flight schedulers
  • On-and off-airport facilities workers
  • Aerial work for essential services

You can get the text of the full letter at:

COVID-19 Letter to Aviation Industry – Essential Services

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