Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Maintenance Control System

 A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall establish and comply with a maintenance control system that

  • (a) consists of policies and procedures regarding the maintenance of aircraft operated by the flight training unit;

  • (b) meets the requirements of this Subpart; and

  • (c) is described in the flight training unit’s maintenance control manual (MCM).

Person Responsible for Maintenance Control System

  •  (1) The person responsible for the maintenance control system appointed under paragraph 406.19(1)(a) shall, where a finding resulting from a quality assurance program established under section 406.47 is reported to them,

    • (a) determine what, if any, corrective actions are required and carry out those actions;

    • (b) keep a record of any determination made under paragraph (a) and the reason for it;

    • (c) if management functions have been assigned to another person under subsection (2) or (3), communicate any determination regarding a corrective action to that person; and

    • (d) notify the accountable executive of any systemic deficiency and of the corrective action taken.

  • (2) The person responsible for the maintenance control system may assign the management functions for the entire quality assurance program established under section 406.47, including the authority to remove aircraft from operation under paragraph 406.19(1)(f), to another person if

    • (a) that person meets the requirements set out in paragraphs 406.19(1)(b) and (c) and subsection 406.19(5); and

    • (b) the assignment and its scope are described in the maintenance control manual (MCM) of a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter.

  • (3) The person responsible for the maintenance control system may assign the management functions for specific maintenance control activities, including the authority to remove aircraft from operation under paragraph 406.19(1)(f), to another person if the assignment and its scope are described in the MCM of a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter.

  • (4) The responsibility of the person responsible for the maintenance control system is not affected by the assignment to another person of management functions under subsection (2) or (3).

  • (5) If a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter is also the holder of an approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate issued under section 573.02, the person responsible for the maintenance control system at the flight training unit shall

    • (a) be the person responsible for maintenance at the AMO appointed under section 573.03; and

    • (b) meet the requirements referred to in paragraph 406.19(1)(b), subsection 406.19(5) and paragraph 573.03(1)(c).

  • SOR/2005-173, s. 12.

Maintenance Personnel and Facilities

 A flight training unit shall provide the person who is responsible for its maintenance control system with the staff, facilities, technical and regulatory data, supplies and spare parts referred to in the personnel licensing standards that are necessary for compliance with this Subpart.