Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2012-07-04. Previous Versions

[605.02 reserved]

Division I — Aircraft Requirements — General

Flight Authority

  •  (1) No person shall operate an aircraft in flight unless

    • (a) a flight authority is in effect in respect of the aircraft;

    • (b) the aircraft is operated in accordance with the conditions set out in the flight authority; and

    • (c) subject to subsections (2) and (3), the flight authority is carried on board the aircraft.

  • (2) Where a specific-purpose flight permit has been issued pursuant to section 507.04, an aircraft may be operated without the flight authority carried on board where

    • (a) the flight is conducted in Canadian airspace; and

    • (b) an entry is made into the journey log indicating

      • (i) that the aircraft is operating under a specific-purpose flight permit, and

      • (ii) where applicable, any operational conditions that pertain to flight operations under the specific-purpose flight permit.

  • (3) A balloon may be operated without the flight authority carried on board where the flight authority is immediately available to the pilot-in-command

    • (a) prior to commencing a flight; and

    • (b) on completion of the flight.

Availability of Aircraft Flight Manual

  •  (1) No person shall conduct a take-off in an aircraft for which an aircraft flight manual is required by the applicable standards of airworthiness, unless the aircraft flight manual or, where established under section 604.27 or Part VII, the aircraft operating manual is available to the flight crew members at their duty stations.

  • (2) The aircraft flight manual or, where an aircraft operating manual is established under section 604.27 or Part VII, those parts of the aircraft flight manual that are incorporated into the aircraft operating manual shall include all of the amendments and supplementary material that are applicable to the aircraft type.

  • SOR/2005-341, s. 6.

Markings and Placards

 No person shall conduct a take-off in an aircraft in respect of which markings or placards are required by the applicable standards of airworthiness unless the markings or placards are affixed to the aircraft or attached to a component of the aircraft in accordance with those standards.

Aircraft Equipment Standards and Serviceability

 No person shall conduct a take-off in an aircraft, or permit another person to conduct a take-off in an aircraft in their custody and control, unless the aircraft equipment required by these Regulations

  • (a) meets the applicable standards of airworthiness; and

  • (b) is serviceable and, where required by operational circumstances, functioning, except if otherwise provided in section 605.08, 605.09 or 605.10.

Minimum Equipment Lists

  •  (1) The Minister may, in accordance with the MMEL/MEL Policy and Procedures Manual, establish a master minimum equipment list for each type of aircraft.

  • (2) The Minister may supplement a master minimum equipment list that has been issued by the competent authority of a foreign state in respect of a type of aircraft where necessary to ensure compliance with the MMEL/MEL Policy and Procedures Manual.

  • (3) Where a master minimum equipment list has been established for an aircraft type pursuant to subsection (1) or supplemented pursuant to subsection (2), the Minister shall approve a minimum equipment list in respect of each operator of that type of aircraft, if the requirements set out in the MMEL/MEL Policy and Procedures Manual are met.