Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-14 and last amended on 2017-01-01. Previous Versions

Portable Oxygen

 No person shall operate a pressurized aircraft above FL 250 unless

  • (a) there is readily available to each flight attendant on board portable oxygen equipment with a 15-minute supply of oxygen; or

  • (b) sufficient portable oxygen units with masks, or spare outlets and masks, to ensure an immediate supply of oxygen to each flight attendant are distributed throughout the cabin.

Survival Equipment

 No air operator shall operate an aircraft unless the equipment carried on board the aircraft pursuant to sections 602.61 and 602.63 meets the additional requirements of the Commercial Air Service Standards.

Inspection Requirements

 No air operator shall operate an aircraft unless the emergency equipment carried on board pursuant to this Division is inspected regularly in accordance with the inspection schedule set out in the company operations manual.

Flashlights

 Each flight attendant required under section 705.201 shall have a flashlight readily available for use.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 17.

[705.98 to 705.102 reserved]

Division VII — Personnel Requirements

Designation of Pilot-in-command and Second-in-command

 An air operator shall designate for each flight a pilot-in-command and a second-in-command.

 [Reserved, SOR/2015-127, s. 18]

 [Reserved, SOR/2015-127, s. 18]

Pilot Qualifications

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), no air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as the pilot-in-command, second-in-command or cruise relief pilot of an aircraft unless the person

    • (a) holds the licence, ratings and endorsements required by Part IV;

    • (b) within the previous 90 days,

      • (i) has completed at least three take-offs and three landings as the pilot at the controls and one sector assigned to duty as a flight crew member in an aircraft of that type,

      • (ii) has completed five sectors assigned to duty as a flight crew member in an aircraft of that type, or

      • (iii) has fulfilled the training requirements set out in the Commercial Air Service Standards;

    • (c) has successfully completed a pilot proficiency check, the validity period of which has not expired, for that type of aircraft, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards;

    • (d) has successfully completed or is undergoing a line check or line indoctrination training, the validity period of which has not expired, for that type of aircraft, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (e) has fulfilled the requirements of the air operator’s training program.

  • (2) A pilot who does not meet the requirements of subparagraph (1)(b)(i) or (ii) shall regain competency in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • (3) An air operator may permit a person to act and a person may act as the pilot-in-command or second-in-command of an aircraft where the person does not meet the requirements of subsection (1), if

    • (a) the aircraft is operated on a training, ferry or positioning flight; or

    • (b) the air operator

      • (i) is authorized to do so in its air operator certificate, and

      • (ii) complies with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • (4) A pilot shall, on successful completion of a pilot proficiency check, meet the requirements of the consolidation period in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

Flight Engineer and Second Officer Qualifications

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as a flight engineer or a second officer on board an aircraft unless

    • (a) the person holds the licence and endorsements required by Part IV;

    • (b) the air operator has determined, by means of a check in flight or in a flight simulator that has been approved by the Minister under Subpart 6 of Part VI, that the person meets the Commercial Air Service Standards for that type of aircraft, or the person has, within the previous six months, completed at least 50 hours of flight time as a flight engineer on an aircraft of that type;

    • (c) the person has successfully completed or is undergoing line indoctrination training for that type of aircraft, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (d) the person has fulfilled the requirements of the air operator’s training program.

  • (2) A person who is qualified to act as a pilot-in-command or a second-in-command in accordance with section 705.106 may act as a second officer on board an aircraft during the cruise portion of a flight, if

    • (a) the person has received initial and annual recurrent training in normal and emergency procedures pertaining to the cruise portion of the flight, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (b) the air operator has determined, by means of a check, that the person meets the Commercial Air Service Standards for that type of aircraft.

Crew Pairing

 No air operator shall assign a pilot-in-command and a second-in-command to an aircraft unless their combined experience on that type of aircraft meets the Commercial Air Service Standards.

Flight Attendant Qualifications

  •  (1) No air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as a flight attendant on board an aircraft unless the person

    • (a) has successfully completed the air operator’s training program, except that a person may act as a flight attendant while undergoing line indoctrination training if the person is carried in addition to the number of flight attendants required under section 705.201 and is under the supervision of a flight attendant; and

    • (b) has successfully completed line indoctrination training within 90 days after completing the air operator’s training program or has regained competency in accordance with the Flight Attendant Training Standard.

  • (2) A person who has not completed line indoctrination training within the period specified in paragraph (1)(b) shall requalify in accordance with the Flight Attendant Training Standard.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 19.

Flight Dispatcher Qualifications

  •  (1) No air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as a flight dispatcher unless the person has fulfilled the requirements of the air operator’s training program and, after June 1, 1998, holds a flight dispatcher certificate.

  • (2) An air operator shall notify the Minister whenever a flight dispatcher certificate is issued or becomes invalid.

Route and Aerodrome Qualifications

 No air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as the pilot-in-command of an aircraft on a flight along a route or into an aerodrome unless

  • (a) within the previous 12 months, the person has acted as a flight crew member or has been on the flight deck as an observer on a flight along that route and into that aerodrome; or

  • (b) the person has received training and demonstrated adequate knowledge, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

Check Authority

  •  (1) A pilot proficiency check shall be conducted by the Minister.

  • (2) Any other check required under this Subpart may be conducted by the Minister.

Validity Period

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), the validity period of a line check and of the training referred to in section 705.124 expires on the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the check or training was completed.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), the validity period of a pilot proficiency check expires

    • (a) on the first day of the seventh month following the month in which the check was completed;

    • (b) on the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the check was completed, where the pilot successfully completes the six-month recurrency training that has been approved by the Minister, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards, as a substitute for the pilot proficiency check and that is identified in the company operations manual; or

    • (c) at the end of the validation period, where the air operator has an operations specification authorizing an advanced qualification program in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards and the pilot completes a proficiency evaluation within the evaluation period authorized for the air operator in the operations specification.

  • (3) The validity period of a flight dispatcher competency check expires on the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the check was completed.

  • (4) Where a pilot proficiency check, a flight dispatcher competency check, a line check or training is renewed within the last 90 days of its validity period, its validity period is extended by six or 12 months, as appropriate.

  • (5) The Minister may extend the validity period of a pilot proficiency check, a flight dispatcher competency check, a line check or any training by up to 60 days where the Minister is of the opinion that aviation safety is not likely to be affected.

  • (6) Subject to subsection (7), where the validity period of a pilot proficiency check, a line check, or annual or semi-annual training has been expired for 24 months or more, the person shall requalify by meeting the training requirements specified in the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • (7) Where the validity period of a flight dispatcher competency check or annual training has been expired for 12 months or more, the person shall requalify by meeting the training requirements specified in the Commercial Air Service Standards.

 
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