Consultation on Request for Conditional Exemptions from the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is seeking input on a request jointly filed by Airlines for America (A4A) and the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) on behalf of their member airlines, for conditional exemptions from the requirements of the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR) related to damaged, destroyed or lost mobility aids on an international service.

A4A and the NACC have made this request based on the premise that alternative measures provided by their member airlines are equivalent to the requirements of the ATPDR.

The provision of the ATPDR for which they are seeking conditional exemptions is:

The CTA will assess the request for conditional exemptions for each member airline based on the information provided by A4A and the NACC to demonstrate that the airline has taken or will take measures that are at least equivalent to those that must be taken under the provisions of the ATPDR.

Deadline for providing input

You have until April 1, 2021, to review and comment on the request.

You should submit your input to

If you require accommodations to submit input, please contact

How to submit input

All submissions will be considered public documents and will be posted on the CTA’s website in the official language in which they were received, along with the name of the individual or organization that submitted them.

Submissions that contain information that should be treated as confidential, should be filed in two versions:

  1. A public version of the document in which the confidential information is not included, and
  2. A confidential version of the document in which:
    • each page is marked "contains confidential information" at the top; and
    • the confidential information that was not included in the public version is identified on each page by highlighting or other means.

Public versions will be posted on the CTA’s website and confidential submissions will be for the CTA’s own use only. However, all input received is subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. The CTA will protect the confidentiality of information received in accordance with these acts, but those acts can require the CTA to release information if someone requests it, with some exceptions.


Thursday, April 1, 2021
See Determinations Nos. A-2022-10, A-2022-56.
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