Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Aircraft Manufacturers

  •  (1) On receipt of an application in writing, the Minister shall issue a written authorization permitting the operation in Canada of an aircraft that is not registered and in the authorization may specify conditions governing the operation of the aircraft as necessary for its safe and proper operation, where

    • (a) the aircraft was manufactured in Canada;

    • (b) the aircraft is operated by the manufacturer;

    • (c) the aircraft is operated within Canada for the purpose of

      • (i) a production test flight,

      • (ii) a customer acceptance flight, or

      • (iii) a flight undertaken to complete the manufacturing process or to export the aircraft;

    • (d) a registration mark has been reserved in respect of the aircraft pursuant to subsection 202.02(1);

    • (e) the aircraft displays its marks in accordance with section 202.01 or 202.07; and

    • (f) the manufacturer is qualified to be the registered owner of a Canadian aircraft pursuant to section 202.15.

  • (2) The Minister may specify conditions in the authorization governing the operation of the aircraft referred to in subsection (1) as are necessary for its safe and proper operation.

  • (3) No person shall operate an aircraft pursuant to an authorization issued under subsection (1) unless the aircraft is operated in accordance with any conditions specified in the authorization.

Qualifications to Be Registered Owner of a Canadian Aircraft

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), any Canadian is qualified to be the registered owner of a Canadian aircraft.

  • (2) No individual is qualified to be the registered owner of a Canadian aircraft unless the individual is at least 16 years of age.

  • (3) An entity that is not Canadian but is incorporated or formed under the laws of Canada or a province is qualified to be the registered owner of a private Canadian aircraft where

    • (a) the entity provides the Minister with a certified copy of the entity’s certificate of incorporation or other equivalent document issued under the laws of Canada or a province pursuant to which the entity was incorporated or formed;

    • (b) the entity meets the requirements, specified in the Aircraft Marking and Registration Standards, respecting the keeping and preservation of records;

    • (c) subject to subsection (4), the entity meets the reporting requirements specified in the Aircraft Marking and Registration Standards; and

    • (d) while the aircraft is registered in Canada, the flight time accumulated in Canada by the aircraft is not less than 60 per cent of the flight time accumulated by the aircraft at the end of each six-month period.

  • (4) An entity referred to in subsection (3) may, in respect of an aircraft registered in the name of the entity, apply to the Minister in writing for an exemption from the applicable reporting requirements specified in the Aircraft Marking and Registration Standards, and the Minister shall issue the exemption, in writing, where the aircraft has been so registered since September 30, 1990.

  • (5) Where an entity that is qualified to be the registered owner of an aircraft pursuant to subsection (3) ceases to meet the requirements set out in paragraphs (3)(b) to (d), the aircraft’s certificate of registration is cancelled.