Aerodromes Standards and Recommended Practices - TP 312

5th edition published on July 31, 2015 with an effective date of September 15, 2015.


These standards complement subpart 302 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). They set out requirements such as:

  • physical characteristics
  • obstacle limitation surfaces
  • visual aids
  • some technical services the aerodrome operator at a certified land aerodrome (airport) provides to support aircraft operations

Other standards, established under Part III of the CARs form part of the overall safety specifications to satisfy the requirements of aerodrome certification.

Who this document is for

  • Aerodrome operators
  • Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) employees

Request a copy

Get a PDF copy of this Transport Canada document sent to you by email.


Privacy notice: We collect your email address to automatically send you an electronic copy of the document you’ve requested. Your email address is not stored. Read our privacy statement.

Alternate formats

To get a copy of this document in an alternate or accessible format, contact

Printed copies of this publication are not available.

Previous editions

Recommendations and other guidance information contained in previous editions may be found in Transport Canada’s Advisory Circulars, or ICAO Annexes and Aerodrome Design/Service Manuals.

For assistance

For more information or if you’d like to obtain copies of previous editions of TP 312, please contact:

Civil Aviation Communications Centre