Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2015-08-31. Previous Versions

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.

Aircraft Operating Manual

  •  (1) An air operator may establish and maintain an aircraft operating manual for the use and guidance of crew members in the operation of its aircraft.

  • (2) An aircraft operating manual shall contain

    • (a) the aircraft operating procedures; and

    • (b) where the aircraft flight manual is not carried on board the aircraft, the aircraft performance data and limitations specified in the aircraft flight manual, which shall be clearly identified as aircraft flight manual requirements.

  • (3) An air operator that has established an aircraft operating manual shall submit a copy of the manual, and any amendments to that manual, to the Minister for approval.

  • (4) The Minister shall approve an aircraft operating manual, and any amendments to that manual, where the Commercial Air Service Standards are met.

  • (5) An air operator that has established an aircraft operating manual shall ensure that a copy of the manual is carried on board each aircraft to which it relates.

Standard Operating Procedures

  •  (1) Every air operator shall, for each of its aircraft, 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 shall submit a copy of its aircraft standard operating procedures, and any amendments to those procedures, to the Minister.

  • (3) An air operator shall ensure that a copy of the standard operating procedures for an aircraft is carried on board the aircraft.

  • (4) Where an air operator has established an aircraft operating manual, the standard operating procedures for the aircraft shall form part of that manual.

Flight Attendant Manual

  •  (1) Every air operator, other than an air operator that is authorized solely for the transport of cargo in its air operator certificate, shall establish and maintain, as part of its company operations manual, a flight attendant manual for the use and guidance of flight attendants in the operation of its aircraft.

  • (2) A flight attendant manual shall contain the instructions and information necessary to enable flight attendants to perform their duties safely and shall contain the information required by the Flight Attendant Manual Standard.

  • (3) The Minister shall, where the Flight Attendant Manual Standard is met, approve those parts of a flight attendant manual, and any amendments to those parts, that relate to the safety and emergency information contained in Part A of the Flight Attendant Manual Standard.

  • (4) An air operator shall provide a copy of its flight attendant manual, including any amendments to that manual, to each of its flight attendants.

  • (5) Every flight attendant who has been provided with a copy of a flight attendant manual pursuant to subsection (4) shall keep it up to date with the amendments provided and shall ensure that the appropriate parts are accessible when the flight attendant is performing assigned duties on board an aircraft.

 
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