Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Maintenance Schedule

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), no person shall conduct a take-off in an aircraft, or permit a take-off to be conducted in an aircraft that is in the person’s legal custody and control, unless the aircraft is maintained in accordance with

    • (a) a maintenance schedule that conforms to the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards; and

    • (b) where the aircraft is operated under Subpart 6 of Part IV or under Part VII, or is a large aircraft, a turbine-powered pressurized aircraft or an airship, a maintenance schedule approved by the Minister in respect of the aircraft operator pursuant to subsection (2).

  • (2) The Minister shall approve a maintenance schedule in respect of an aircraft if the schedule conforms to the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards.

  • (3) The Minister shall authorize an operator to deviate from the requirements of the applicable maintenance schedule where the operator

    • (a) submits a request in writing to the Minister in accordance with the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards; and

    • (b) demonstrates that the deviation will not affect aviation safety.

Transfer of Aeronautical Products between Maintenance Schedules

 No aeronautical product shall be maintained in accordance with a maintenance schedule that is different from the one under which it was previously maintained unless

  • (a) the aeronautical product has been subjected to an inspection that establishes it on the new maintenance schedule; and

  • (b) the times remaining until each action on the new maintenance schedule is to be taken have been established in accordance with the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards.

Inspection after Abnormal Occurrences

  •  (1) No person shall conduct a take-off in an aircraft that has been subjected to any abnormal occurrence unless the aircraft has been inspected for damage in accordance with Appendix G of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards.

  • (2) Where the inspection referred to in subsection (1) does not involve disassembly, it may be performed by the pilot-in-command.

[605.89 to 605.91 reserved]

Division IV — Technical Records

Requirement to Keep Technical Records

  •  (1) Every owner of an aircraft shall keep the following technical records in respect of the aircraft:

    • (a) a journey log;

    • (b) subject to subsections (2) and (3), a separate technical record for the airframe, each installed engine and each variable-pitch propeller; and

    • (c) except where otherwise provided under the terms of a fleet empty weight and balance program referred to in subsection 706.06(3), an empty weight and balance report that meets the applicable standards set out in Chapter 571 of the Airworthiness Manual.

  • (2) The technical records required by paragraph (1)(b) may consist of separate technical records for each component installed in the airframe, engine or propeller.

  • (3) In the case of a balloon or glider, or an aircraft operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, all entries in respect of the technical records referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) may be kept in the journey log.

  • SOR/2002-112, s. 14.

Technical Records — General

  •  (1) Every person who makes an entry in a technical record shall

    • (a) make the entry accurately, legibly and in a permanent manner;

    • (b) enter the person’s name and signature or employee identifier or, where the record is kept as electronic data, enter the person’s user code or an equivalent security designation; and

    • (c) date the entry.

  • (2) Where the owner of an aircraft keeps the technical records for the aircraft as electronic data, the owner shall ensure that the electronic data system that is used complies with section 103.04 and the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards.

  • (3) The owner of an aircraft shall ensure that all of the necessary measures are taken to protect the technical records for the aircraft from damage and loss.

  • (4) Every person who brings into use a new volume of an existing technical record shall make the entries relating to the preceding volume that are necessary to ensure that an unbroken chronological record is maintained.

  • (5) Subject to subsection (6), where a person alters an entry on a technical record for the purpose of correcting the entry, the person shall do so by striking out the incorrect entry in such a manner that the underlying information remains legible, and inserting the correct entry together with

    • (a) the date of the alteration;

    • (b) the reason for the alteration, if it is necessary to clarify why the alteration was made; and

    • (c) the person’s name and signature or employee identifier or, where the record is kept as electronic data, the person’s user code or equivalent security designation.

  • (6) Where a correction referred to in subsection (5) is being made to a technical record that is maintained as electronic data, the correction shall be made in a manner that does not render the original data inaccessible.

Journey Log Requirements

  •  (1) The particulars set out in column I of an item in Schedule I to this Division shall be recorded in the journey log at the time set out in column II of the item and by the person responsible for making entries set out in column III of that item.

  • (2) No person shall make a single entry in a journey log in respect of a series of flights unless

    • (a) the aircraft is operated by the same pilot-in-command throughout the series; or

    • (b) a daily flight record is used pursuant to section 406.56.

  • (3) The owner of an aircraft shall retain every entry in a journey log for a period of not less than one year.

  • (4) Unless recorded in the operational flight plan or operational flight data sheet, the pilot-in-command of an aircraft engaged in a commercial air service and operating in international flight shall record in the journey log the following particulars in respect of each flight:

    • (a) the names of all of the crew members and their duty assignments;

    • (b) the places and times of departure and arrival;

    • (c) the flight time;

    • (d) the nature of the flight, such as private, aerial work, scheduled or non-scheduled; and

    • (e) any incidents or observations relating to the flight.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 23.

Journey Log — Carrying on Board

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall conduct a take-off in an aircraft unless the journey log is on board the aircraft.

  • (2) A person may conduct a take-off in an aircraft without carrying the journey log on board where

    • (a) it is not planned that the aircraft will land and shut down at any location other than the point of departure; or

    • (b) the aircraft is a balloon and the journey log is immediately available to the pilot-in-command

      • (i) prior to commencing a flight, and

      • (ii) on completion of the flight.

Requirements for Technical Records Other Than the Journey Log

  •  (1) The particulars set out in column I of an item in Schedule II to this Division shall be recorded in the appropriate technical record at the time set out in column II of the item and by the person responsible for making entries set out in column III of that item.

  • (2) Where particulars of any maintenance performed on an aircraft are transferred from the journey log at the time set out in column II of item 4 of Schedule II to this Division, the person responsible for the entry shall

    • (a) transcribe the particulars and include the name and identification number of the person who made the original entry; or

    • (b) where the pages of the journey log have detachable copies, attach the copy of the page containing these particulars to the applicable technical record.

  • (3) Where a component is installed on a higher assembly, the technical record for that component shall become a part of the technical record for the higher assembly.

  • (4) Except in the case of the journey log, the owner of an aircraft shall retain each technical record for the applicable period set out in the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards.

 
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