Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2016-03-28 and last amended on 2015-08-31. Previous Versions

[705.114 to 705.123 reserved]

Division VIII — Training

Training Program

  •  (1) Every air operator shall establish and maintain a training program that is

    • (a) designed to ensure that each person who receives training acquires the competence to perform the person’s assigned duties; and

    • (b) approved by the Minister in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards and, in respect of flight attendants, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards and the Flight Attendant Training Standard.

  • (2) An air operator’s training program shall include

    • (a) for flight crew members:

      • (i) company indoctrination training,

      • (ii) line indoctrination training,

      • (iii) upgrading training, where applicable, and

      • (iv) initial and annual training, including

        • (A) aircraft type training,

        • (B) aircraft servicing and ground handling training,

        • (C) emergency procedures training, and

        • (D) aircraft surface contamination training;

    • (b) for flight attendants:

      • (i) aviation indoctrination,

      • (ii) line indoctrination training,

      • (iii) in-charge training, where applicable, and

      • (iv) initial and annual training, including

        • (A) safety procedures training,

        • (B) aircraft type training,

        • (C) emergency procedures training,

        • (D) aircraft surface contamination training, and

        • (E) first aid training;

    • (c) for flight dispatchers:

      • (i) initial and annual aircraft type training,

      • (ii) on-the-job training, and

      • (iii) aircraft cockpit familiarization training;

    • (d) initial and annual aircraft surface contamination training for those operations personnel designated in the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (e) any other training required to ensure a safe operation under this Subpart.

  • (3) An air operator shall

    • (a) include a detailed syllabus of its training program in its company operations manual;

    • (b) ensure that adequate facilities and qualified personnel are provided for its training program, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (c) establish and maintain a safety awareness program concerning the adverse effects of aircraft surface contamination and provide the program to all flight operations personnel who are not required to undergo the training described in paragraph (2)(d).

Conditional Approval of Training Program

  •  (1) The Minister may give conditional approval to a training program where an air operator submits to the Minister a copy of a syllabus of its training program that provides enough information for a preliminary evaluation of the training program in light of the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • (2) An air operator may conduct training under a training program that has received conditional approval until the Minister has evaluated the effectiveness of the training program and has informed the air operator of any deficiencies that must be corrected.

  • (3) The Minister shall give final approval to a conditionally approved training program when the air operator demonstrates that the training conducted under that program is adequate to permit the persons who receive it to safely perform their assigned duties and when any identified deficiencies have been corrected.

Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer

 An air operator may conduct emergency training and testing on a cabin emergency evacuation trainer, rather than on an aircraft, if the trainer has been approved by the Minister in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

Training and Qualification Records

  •  (1) Every air operator shall, for each person who is required to receive training under this Subpart, establish and maintain a record of

    • (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 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 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, line 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 keep a master copy of each examination on file and make it available for review by the Minister for a period of not less than three years.

  • SOR/2009-152, s. 23.

[705.128 to 705.133 reserved]

Division IX — Manuals

Requirements relating to Company Operations Manual

  •  (1) Every air operator shall establish and maintain a company operations manual that meets the requirements of section 705.135.

  • (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 705.135.

Contents of Company Operations Manual

  •  (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

    • (a) all parts of the manual are consistent and compatible in form and content;

    • (b) the manual can be readily amended;

    • (c) the manual contains an amendment control page and a list of the pages that are in effect; and

    • (d) the manual has the date of the last amendment to each page specified on that page.

Distribution of Company Operations Manual

  •  (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) An air operator may place a copy of the appropriate parts of its company operations manual in each aircraft that it operates, instead of providing a copy to each crew member, if all amendments to the manual are included in the system for the dissemination of general operational information referred to in section 705.18.

  • (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.

 
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