Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

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

[702.47 to 702.53 reserved]

Division VI — Emergency Equipment

[702.54 to 702.63 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, where the crew includes two pilots, a pilot-in-command and a second-in-command.

Flight Crew Member Qualifications

 No air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as a flight crew member in an aircraft unless the person

  • (a) holds the licence and ratings required by Part IV or, where the air operator is the holder of an air operator certificate issued in accordance with the North American Free Trade Agreement, the equivalent foreign licence and ratings;

  • (b) where the aircraft is operated in IFR flight and persons other than flight crew members are on board, 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;

  • (c) if the person is not the chief pilot, has successfully completed a competency check or 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; and

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

  • SOR/99-158, s. 7.

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 (3) and (5), the validity period of a pilot proficiency check expires on the first day of the twenty-fifth month following the month in which the proficiency check was completed.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), the validity period of a competency check and the annual training referred to in section 702.76 expires on the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the competency check or training was completed.

  • (3) Where a pilot proficiency check is renewed within the last 90 days of its validity period, its validity period is extended by 24 months.

  • (4) Where a competency check or annual training is renewed within the last 90 days of its validity period, its validity period is extended by 12 months.

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

  • (6) Where the validity period of a pilot proficiency check, a competency check or 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.

[702.68 to 702.75 reserved]

Division VIII — Training

Training Program

  •  (1) Every air operator shall establish and maintain a ground and flight 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.

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

    • (a) company indoctrination training;

    • (b) upgrading training;

    • (c) training in the aerial work to be conducted; and

    • (d) initial and annual training, including

      • (i) aircraft type training,

      • (ii) aircraft servicing and ground handling training,

      • (iii) emergency procedures training,

      • (iv) aircraft surface contamination training for pilots and other operations personnel,

      • (v) training for personnel who are assigned to perform duties on board an aircraft or who are carried externally by an aircraft, and

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

  • (3) An air operator shall

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

    • (b) ensure that adequate facilities and qualified personnel are provided for its ground and flight 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 receive the training described in subparagraph (2)(d)(iv).