Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-08-31. Previous Versions

Flight Authority for an Imported Aircraft

 Where an application for a flight authority is made in respect of an aircraft being imported, the applicant must comply with the importation requirements specified in Chapter 507 of the Airworthiness Manual.

Issuance of Additional Flight Authority

  •  (1) Where the owner of an aircraft requests an additional flight authority in accordance with section 507.06 and demonstrates compliance with the applicable standards contained in Standard 507 — Flight Authority and Certificate of Noise Compliance and if the aircraft is safe for flight, the Minister shall issue

    • (a) in the case of an aircraft that has been damaged or has inoperative systems such that it no longer conforms to the conditions of the existing flight authority, an additional flight authority to allow the aircraft to be flown to a location where the required maintenance can be performed; or

    • (b) in the case of an aircraft that has been modified to allow multiple configurations one of which results in the aircraft no longer meeting the conditions of issue of the existing flight authority, an additional flight authority in respect of the new configuration.

  • (2) Where an additional flight authority is issued in respect of an aircraft pursuant to this section,

    • (a) the additional flight authority takes effect when an entry indicating that it is in effect, is made in the aircraft journey log; and

    • (b) except where provided for by technical dispatch procedures required by subsection 706.06(1), the flight authority specified in the most recent journey log entry made pursuant to paragraph 571.06(3)(a) remains in effect until a new flight authority is specified.

  • SOR/2003-154, s. 4.

Operating Conditions

 Where an aircraft does not meet the requirements for the issue of a flight authority that conforms to Article 31 of the Convention, the Minister shall make the flight authority subject to operating conditions where the conditions are required to ensure the safety of the aircraft, other aircraft, persons, animals or property.

Persons Who May Attest to Condition and Conformity

 No person shall make a declaration of an aircraft’s condition or conformity to its certified type design for the purpose of obtaining a flight authority other than the holder of an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence issued pursuant to Part IV or

  • (a) in the case of a new aircraft, an authorized representative of the manufacturer; or

  • (b) in the case of an aircraft that is operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, the owner of the aircraft.

  • SOR/2002-112, s. 2.

Duration of a Flight Authority

 Unless surrendered, suspended or cancelled, a flight authority issued pursuant to this Subpart remains in force during the period or for the number of flights specified in it or, where no limit is specified, indefinitely, if the aircraft continues to meet the conditions subject to which the flight authority was issued.

Alteration of Document

 No person other than the Minister shall amend a flight authority issued pursuant to this Subpart.