Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-11 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Unserviceable and Removed Equipment — General

  •  (1) Notwithstanding subsection (2) and sections 605.09 and 605.10, no person shall conduct a take-off in an aircraft that has equipment that is not serviceable or from which equipment has been removed if, in the opinion of the pilot-in-command, aviation safety is affected.

  • (2) Notwithstanding sections 605.09 and 605.10, a person may conduct a take-off in an aircraft that has equipment that is not serviceable or from which equipment has been removed where the aircraft is operated in accordance with the conditions of a flight permit that has been issued specifically for that purpose.

Unserviceable and Removed Equipment — Aircraft with a Minimum Equipment List

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a minimum equipment list has been approved in respect of the operator of an aircraft pursuant to subsection 605.07(3), no person shall conduct a take-off in the aircraft with equipment that is not serviceable or that has been removed unless

    • (a) the aircraft is operated in accordance with any conditions or limitations specified in the minimum equipment list; and

    • (b) a copy of the minimum equipment list is carried on board.

  • (2) Where the conditions or limitations specified in a minimum equipment list are in conflict with the requirements of an airworthiness directive, the airworthiness directive prevails.

Unserviceable and Removed Equipment — Aircraft without a Minimum Equipment List

  •  (1) Where a minimum equipment list has not been approved in respect of the operator of an aircraft, no person shall conduct a take-off in the aircraft with equipment that is not serviceable or that has been removed, where that equipment is required by

    • (a) the standards of airworthiness that apply to day or night VFR or IFR flight, as applicable;

    • (b) any equipment list published by the aircraft manufacturer respecting aircraft equipment that is required for the intended flight;

    • (c) an air operator certificate, a special authorization issued under subsection 604.05(2), a special flight operations certificate or a flight training unit operating certificate;

    • (d) an airworthiness directive; or

    • (e) these Regulations.

  • (2) Where a minimum equipment list has not been approved in respect of the operator of an aircraft and the aircraft has equipment, other than the equipment required by subsection (1), that is not serviceable or that has been removed, no person shall conduct a take-off in the aircraft unless

    • (a) where the unserviceable equipment is not removed from the aircraft, it is isolated or secured so as not to constitute a hazard to any other aircraft system or to any person on board the aircraft;

    • (b) the appropriate placards are installed as required by the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards; and

    • (c) an entry recording the actions referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) is made in the journey log, as applicable.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 20.

[605.11 to 605.13 reserved]

Division II — Aircraft Equipment Requirements

Power-driven Aircraft — Day VFR

 No person shall conduct a take-off in a power-driven aircraft for the purpose of day VFR flight unless it is equipped with

  • (a) where the aircraft is operated in uncontrolled airspace, an altimeter;

  • (b) where the aircraft is operated in controlled airspace, a sensitive altimeter adjustable for barometric pressure;

  • (c) an airspeed indicator;

  • (d) a magnetic compass or a magnetic direction indicator that operates independently of the aircraft electrical generating system;

  • (e) a tachometer for each engine and for each propeller or rotor that has limiting speeds established by the manufacturer;

  • (f) an oil pressure indicator for each engine employing an oil pressure system;

  • (g) a coolant temperature indicator for each liquid-cooled engine;

  • (h) an oil temperature indicator for each air-cooled engine having a separate oil system;

  • (i) a manifold pressure gauge for each

    • (i) reciprocating engine equipped with a variable-pitch propeller,

    • (ii) reciprocating engine used to power a helicopter,

    • (iii) supercharged engine, and

    • (iv) turbocharged engine;

  • (j) a means for the flight crew, when seated at the flight controls to determine

    • (i) the fuel quantity in each main fuel tank, and

    • (ii) if the aircraft employs retractable landing gear, the position of the landing gear;

  • (k) subject to subsections 601.08(2) and 601.09(2), a radiocommunication system adequate to permit two-way communication on the appropriate frequency when the aircraft is operated within

    • (i) Class B, Class C or Class D airspace,

    • (ii) an MF area, unless the aircraft is operated pursuant to subsection 602.97(3), or

    • (iii) the ADIZ;

  • (l) where the aircraft is operated under Subpart 4 of this Part, or under Subpart 3, 4 or 5 of Part VII, radiocommunication equipment adequate to permit two-way communication on the appropriate frequency;

  • (m) where the aircraft is operated in Class B airspace, radio navigation equipment that will enable it to be operated in accordance with a flight plan; and

  • (n) where the aircraft is operated under Subpart 4 of this Part or under Subpart 5 of Part VII, radio navigation equipment that is adequate to receive radio signals from a transmitting facility.