Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Establishing a Service Difficulty Reporting System

 The holder of a design approval document in respect of an aeronautical product shall establish and maintain a service difficulty reporting system for the purpose of receiving, recording, analyzing and investigating reports and information concerning a reportable service difficulty related to the aeronautical product.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 26.

Investigation of Service Difficulty Reports

  •  (1) When the holder of a design approval document in respect of an aeronautical product receives notice that a service difficulty report has been submitted to the Transport Canada web service difficulty reporting system in relation to the aeronautical product, the holder shall

    • (a) investigate the service difficulty and, if it results from a deficiency in the aeronautical product, develop a corrective action to rectify the deficiency; and

    • (b) report to the Minister the progress of the investigation and any proposed corrective action.

  • (2) Subject to section 521.356, if the Minister determines that a corrective action is required to rectify the deficiency, the holder of the design approval document in respect of the aeronautical product shall

    • (a) submit the technical data in support of the proposed corrective action to the Minister; and

    • (b) undertake any corrective action that the Minister determines is necessary to rectify the deficiency.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 26.

Mandatory Changes

 If the Minister determines that a corrective action is required to rectify an unsafe condition in an aeronautical product, the holder of the design approval document in respect of the aeronautical product shall

  • (a) submit to the Minister for approval the corrective action required to rectify the unsafe condition; and

  • (b) on approval of the corrective action, make available to each owner and each operator of the aeronautical product the information needed to rectify the unsafe condition.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 26.

Transfer

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister shall approve the transfer of a design approval document in respect of an aeronautical product from the holder of the design approval document to a transferee if

    • (a) the holder

      • (i) notifies the Minister in writing of the intention to transfer the design approval document,

      • (ii) provides the Minister with the legal name, address and telephone number of the transferee,

      • (iii) provides the Minister with the number of the design approval document, the legal name of the manufacturer and the model designation of the aeronautical product that is the subject of the transfer,

      • (iv) returns to the Minister the original design approval document signed by the holder, and

      • (v) provides the transferee with the type design of the aeronautical product that is the subject of the transfer and the records specified in paragraph 521.365(a); and

    • (b) the transferee

      • (i) applies for the issuance of an amended design approval document,

      • (ii) complies with the requirements set out in section 521.352, and

      • (iii) submits a signed undertaking to carry out the responsibilities specified in this Division.

  • (2) If the transfer involves a foreign state, the holder of the design approval document and the transferee shall comply with the provisions of any airworthiness agreement or similar arrangement that exists between Canada and the foreign state involved in the transfer.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 26.