Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

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

[521.358 to 521.364 reserved]

Record Keeping

 The holder of a design approval document in respect of an aeronautical product shall

  • (a) establish and maintain a system for recording

    • (i) the type design of the aeronautical product,

    • (ii) the analyses, tests and inspections that were conducted to demonstrate the conformity of the aeronautical product with its certification basis,

    • (iii) the certification plan and record and the declaration attesting to the demonstration of conformity of the aeronautical product with its certification basis,

    • (iv) the data developed by the holder and required to maintain the aeronautical product in an airworthy condition, and

    • (v) the distribution or initial sale of the aeronautical product;

  • (b) at the request of the Minister, make available to the Minister the design approval document, the type design and any of the information recorded under paragraph (a); and

  • (c) notify the Minister in writing if the holder no longer intends to make the records specified in paragraph (a) available for the purpose of manufacture, modification, repair or installation of the aeronautical product or for maintaining the airworthiness of the aeronautical product.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 26.

Loss or Disposal of Records

  •  (1) No person shall dispose of or destroy the records containing the information recorded under paragraph 521.365(a) without the written authorization of the Minister.

  • (2) The holder of a design approval document in respect of an aeronautical product shall notify the Minister in writing if the records containing the information recorded under paragraph 521.365(a) are lost or destroyed.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 26.

Manuals

  •  (1) The holder of a design approval document in respect of an aeronautical product shall develop and maintain the manuals and their supplements that are required by the certification basis of the aeronautical product and are required to support the operation of the product in service, including

    • (a) an installation manual;

    • (b) an operating manual;

    • (c) a maintenance manual;

    • (d) an overhaul manual;

    • (e) servicing instructions;

    • (f) instructions for continued airworthiness;

    • (g) an illustrated parts manual; and

    • (h) service bulletins or equivalent documents.

  • (2) The holder of a design approval document other than a Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) Design Approval in respect of an appliance or a part shall develop and maintain the manuals and their supplements that are required by the certification basis of the aeronautical product and are required to support the operation of the product in service, including

    • (a) an aircraft flight manual;

    • (b) a structural repair manual;

    • (c) supplemental integrity instructions;

    • (d) a master minimum equipment list; and

    • (e) a maintenance review board report.

  • (3) The holder of a design approval document in respect of an aeronautical product shall, on request, provide the Minister with up to six copies of the manuals and their supplements referred to in subsections (1) and (2), at no cost, in a format agreed to by the Minister.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 26.