Training and Qualification Records
(a) the person’s name and, where applicable, personnel licence number, type and ratings;
(b) if applicable, the person’s medical category and the expiry date of that category;
(c) the dates on which the person, while in the air operator’s employ, successfully completed any training, pilot proficiency check, competency check or examination required under this Subpart or obtained any qualification required under this Subpart;
(d) information relating to any failure of the person, while in the air operator’s employ, to successfully complete any training, pilot proficiency check, competency check or examination required under this Subpart or to obtain any qualification required under this Subpart; and
(e) the type of aircraft or flight training equipment used for any training, pilot proficiency check, competency check or qualification required under this Subpart.
(2) An air operator shall retain the records referred to in paragraphs (1)(c) and (d) and a record of each pilot proficiency check for at least three years.
(3) An air operator shall retain a copy of the most recent written examination completed by each pilot for each type of aircraft for which the pilot has a qualification.
Division IX — Manuals
Requirements relating to Company Operations Manual
(2) An air operator shall submit its company operations manual, and any amendments to that manual, to the Minister.
(3) Where there is a change in any aspect of an air operator’s operation or where the company operations manual no longer meets the Commercial Air Service Standards, the air operator shall amend its company operations manual.
(4) The Minister shall, where the Commercial Air Service Standards are met, approve those parts of a company operations manual, and any amendments to those parts, that relate to the information required by section 702.82.
Contents of Company Operations Manual
702.82 (1) A company operations manual, which may be issued in separate parts corresponding to specific aspects of an operation, shall include the instructions and information necessary to enable the personnel concerned to perform their duties safely and shall contain the information required by the Commercial Air Service Standards.
(2) A company operations manual shall be such that
Distribution of Company Operations Manual
702.83 (1) Subject to subsection (2), an air operator shall provide a copy of the appropriate parts of its company operations manual, including any amendments to those parts, to each of its crew members and to its ground operations and maintenance personnel.
(2) If an air operator has established procedures in its company operations manual for amending the manual, the air operator may, instead of providing a copy of the appropriate parts of that manual to each crew member, place a copy of those parts
(3) Every person who has been provided with a copy of the appropriate parts of a company operations manual pursuant to subsection (1) shall keep it up to date with the amendments provided and shall ensure that the appropriate parts are accessible when the person is performing assigned duties.
- SOR/2009-152, s. 6.
Standard Operating Procedures
702.84 (1) Every air operator shall, for each of its aircraft that is required to be operated by two or more pilots, establish and maintain standard operating procedures that enable the crew members to operate the aircraft within the limitations specified in the aircraft flight manual and that meet the Commercial Air Service Standards.
(2) An air operator that has established standard operating procedures for an aircraft shall ensure that a copy of the standard operating procedures is carried on board the aircraft.
Subpart 3 — Air Taxi Operations
Division I — General
703.01 This Subpart applies in respect of the operation by a Canadian air operator, in an air transport service or in aerial work involving sightseeing operations, of any of the following aircraft:
(a) a single-engined aircraft;
(b) a multi-engined aircraft, other than a turbo-jet-powered aeroplane, that has a MCTOW of 8 618 kg (19,000 pounds) or less and a seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of nine or less;
(b.1) a multi-engined helicopter certified for operation by one pilot and operated under VFR; and
(c) any aircraft that is authorized by the Minister to be operated under this Subpart.
- SOR/2005-193, s. 1.
703.02 No air operator shall operate an aircraft under this Subpart unless the air operator complies with the conditions and operations specifications in an air operator certificate issued to that operator by the Minister pursuant to section 703.07.
Division II — Certification
Issuance or Amendment of Air Operator Certificate
703.07 (1) Subject to section 6.71 of the Act, the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner required by the Commercial Air Service Standards, issue or amend an air operator certificate where the applicant demonstrates to the Minister the ability to
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an applicant shall have
(a) a management organization capable of exercising operational control;
(b) managerial personnel who have been approved by the Minister in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards, are employed on a full-time basis and perform the functions related to the following positions, namely,
(c) operational support services and equipment that meet the Commercial Air Service Standards;
(d) aircraft that are properly equipped for and flight crew members who are qualified for the area of operation and the type of operation;
(e) an operational control system that meets the requirements of section 703.16;
(f) a training program that meets the requirements of this Subpart;
(g) legal custody and control of at least one aircraft of each category of aircraft that is to be operated;
(h) a company operations manual that meets the requirements of sections 703.104 and 703.105; and
(i) a maintenance control system approved pursuant to Subpart 6.
Contents of Air Operator Certificate
703.08 An air operator certificate shall contain
(a) the legal name, trade name and address of the air operator;
(b) the number of the air operator certificate;
(c) the effective date of certification;
(d) the date of issue of the certificate;
(e) the general conditions identified in section 703.09;
(f) specific conditions with respect to
(g) where the air operator complies with the Commercial Air Service Standards, operations specifications with respect to
(i) aircraft performance, equipment and emergency equipment requirements,
(ii) instrument approach procedures,
(iii) enroute aerodrome authorizations and limitations,
(iv) special weather minima authorizations,
(v) authorizations concerning flight crew member complement,
(vi) pilot training and pilot proficiency checks,
(vii) special helicopter procedures,
(viii) the air operator maintenance control system approved pursuant to Subpart 6,
(ix) leasing arrangements, and
(x) any other condition pertaining to the operation that the Minister deems necessary for aviation safety.
- SOR/2009-152, s. 7.
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