Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Use of ELTs

  •  (1) An aircraft that is required to be equipped with one or more ELTs under section 605.38 may be operated without a serviceable ELT if the operator

    • (a) repairs the ELT or removes it from the aircraft at the first aerodrome at which repairs or removal can be accomplished;

    • (b) on removal of the ELT, sends the ELT to a maintenance facility; and

    • (c) displays on a readily visible placard within the aircraft cockpit, until the ELT is replaced, a notice stating that the ELT has been removed and setting out the date of its removal.

  • (2) If an aircraft is required to have one ELT under section 605.38, the operator shall re-equip the aircraft with a serviceable ELT within

    • (a) 10 days after the date of removal, if the aircraft is operated under Subpart 4 or 5 of Part VII; or

    • (b) 30 days after the date of removal in the case of any other aircraft.

  • (3) If an aircraft is required to have two ELTs under section 605.38, the operator shall

    • (a) if one of the ELTs is unserviceable, repair or replace it within 10 days after the date of removal; and

    • (b) if both ELTs are unserviceable, repair or replace

      • (i) one ELT at the first aerodrome at which a repair or replacement can be accomplished, and

      • (ii) the second ELT within 10 days after the date of removal.

  • SOR/2002-345, s. 3.

ELT Activation

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall activate an ELT except in an emergency.

  • (2) A person may activate an ELT during the first five minutes of any hour UTC for a duration of not more than five seconds for the purpose of testing it.

  • (3) Where an ELT has been inadvertently activated during flight, the pilot-in-command of the aircraft shall ensure that

    • (a) the nearest air traffic control unit, flight service station or community aerodrome radio station is so informed as soon as possible; and

    • (b) the ELT is switched off.

  • SOR/2002-345, s. 4.

Third Attitude Indicator

  •  (1) No person shall conduct a take-off in a turbo-jet-powered aeroplane that is operated under Part VII without a third attitude indicator that meets the requirements of section 625.41 of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards unless the aeroplane

    • (a) has a MCTOW of less than 5 700 kg (12,566 pounds); and

    • (b) was operated in Canada in a commercial air service on October 10, 1996.

  • (2) No person shall conduct a take-off in a transport category aircraft without a third attitude indicator that meets the requirements of section 625.41 of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards unless the aircraft

    • (a) is a transport category helicopter not operated in IFR flight;

    • (b) is a transport category aeroplane powered by reciprocating engines that was manufactured before January 1, 1998; or

    • (c) is not operated pursuant to Part VII.

  • (3) No person shall conduct a take-off in a turbo-propeller powered aeroplane that is operated under Part VII without a third attitude indicator that meets the requirements of section 625.41 of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards unless the aeroplane

    • (a) has a passenger seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of 30 or fewer;

    • (b) has a payload capacity of 3 402 kg (7,500 pounds) or less; and

    • (c) was manufactured prior to March 20, 1997.

  • (4) After December 20, 2010, no person shall conduct a take-off in a turbo-propeller powered aeroplane having a passenger seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of 10 or more, and operated under Part VII, unless the aeroplane is equipped with a third attitude indicator that meets the requirements of section 625.41 of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 22.