Operational Control System
705.20 No air operator shall operate an aircraft unless the air operator has an operational control system that meets the Commercial Air Service Standards and is under the control of its operations manager.
705.21 No person shall commence a flight unless the flight has been authorized in accordance with the procedures specified in the air operator’s company operations manual.
Operational Flight Plan
705.22 (1) No air operator shall permit a person to commence a flight unless an operational flight plan that meets the Commercial Air Service Standards has been prepared in accordance with the procedures specified in the air operator’s company operations manual.
(1.1) An air operator shall specify in its company operations manual
(a) the period for which the operational flight plan referred to in subsection (3) shall be kept;
(b) the method of recording the formal approval of the plan by the flight dispatcher; and
(c) the method of recording the formal approval of the plan by the pilot-in-command.
(2) The pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall ensure that one copy of the operational flight plan is left at a point of departure, in accordance with the procedures specified in the company operations manual, and that another copy is carried on board the aircraft until the aircraft reaches the final destination of the flight.
(3) An air operator shall keep a copy of the operational flight plan, including any amendments to the plan, for not less than 90 days.
- SOR/99-158, s. 9.
Maintenance of Aircraft
705.23 No air operator shall permit a person to conduct a take-off in an aircraft that has not been maintained in accordance with the air operator’s maintenance control system.
705.24 (1) Every air operator shall establish the checklist referred to in paragraph 602.60(1)(a) for each aircraft type that it operates and shall make the appropriate parts of the checklist readily available to the crew members.
(2) Every crew member shall follow the checklist referred to in subsection (1) in the performance of the crew member’s assigned duties.
705.25 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no air operator shall authorize a flight and no person shall commence a flight unless the aircraft
(a) when operating in VFR flight, carries sufficient fuel to fly to the destination aerodrome and thereafter to fly for 45 minutes at normal cruising speed;
(b) when operating in IFR flight on designated routes or over designated areas as defined in the Commercial Air Service Standards, carries an enroute fuel reserve of five per cent of the fuel required to fly to the destination aerodrome; and
(c) when operating in IFR flight, except when complying with the Safety Criteria for Approval of Extended Range Twin-engine Operations (ETOPS) Manual, carries sufficient fuel to allow the aircraft
(i) to descend at any point along the route to the lower of
(A) the one-engine-inoperative service ceiling, or
(B) 10,000 feet ASL,
(ii) to cruise at the altitude referred to in subparagraph (i) to a suitable aerodrome,
(iii) to conduct an approach and a missed approach, and
(iv) to hold for 30 minutes at an altitude of 1,500 feet above the elevation of the aerodrome selected in accordance with subparagraph (ii).
(2) An air operator may be authorized in an air operator certificate to reduce the enroute fuel reserve required by paragraph (1)(b) where the air operator complies with the Commercial Air Service Standards.
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