Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Prohibitions

  •  (1) No person shall act as an air traffic controller or exercise the privileges of an air traffic controller licence unless

    • (a) the person holds an air traffic controller licence endorsed with a rating appropriate to the privileges being exercised and with the appropriate operational location;

    • (b) the licence is valid;

    • (c) the person holds a valid Category 1 or 2 medical certificate; and

    • (d) the person can produce the licence and certificate when exercising those privileges.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a person who, while under supervision, acts as an air traffic controller or exercises the privileges of an air traffic controller licence when undergoing

    • (a) instruction, training or testing in respect of an air traffic controller licence; or

    • (b) ATC unit familiarization in the course of the person’s employment.

  • SOR/2010-26, s. 5.

Recency Requirements

 The holder of an air traffic controller licence shall not exercise the privileges of that licence at an air traffic control unit unless the holder has successfully completed a proficiency check within the preceding 12 months.

Provisional Licences and Ratings

  •  (1) Where an applicant for an air traffic controller licence or for the endorsement of such a licence with a rating meets the applicable requirements set out in the personnel licensing standards, the Minister shall, as appropriate,

    • (a) issue a provisional air traffic controller licence to the applicant endorsed with a rating appropriate to the functions to be exercised and with the appropriate operational location; or

    • (b) endorse the applicant’s air traffic controller licence with a provisional rating for the appropriate operational location.

  • (2) A provisional air traffic controller licence or rating remains in effect until the earlier of

    • (a) the date of issuance of an air traffic controller licence by the Minister pursuant to section 402.03, and

    • (b) a date 90 days after the issuance of the provisional air traffic controller licence or the endorsement of an air traffic controller licence with a provisional rating.

Privileges

 The holder of an air traffic controller licence may, in accordance with Part VIII, the personnel licensing standards and the Canadian Domestic Air Traffic Control Separation Standards, provide or supervise air traffic control services to

  • (a) airport traffic at any operational location for which the licence is endorsed with an airport control rating;

  • (b) aircraft at any operational location for which the licence is endorsed with a terminal control rating, an area control rating or an oceanic control rating; or

  • (c) airshow traffic at the operational location in respect of which a special flight operations certificate has been issued by the Minister pursuant to section 603.67.

Validity of Air Traffic Controller Licences

  •  (1) An air traffic controller licence that is issued in the form of a booklet label is not valid unless

    • (a) the label is affixed in an aviation document booklet;

    • (b) the booklet number displayed on the label matches the number of the booklet; and

    • (c) the booklet is signed by the holder.

  • (2) The validity period of an air traffic controller licence that is issued in the form of a booklet label starts on the day on which it is issued and ends on the expiry date of the aviation document booklet in which it is affixed.

  • (3) The expiry date of an aviation document booklet that has an air traffic controller licence affixed in it is

    • (a) the first day of the sixty-first month following the day on which the booklet was issued, if the application for the licence included documentation establishing that the holder demonstrated an expert level ability during their language proficiency evaluation; or

    • (b) the first day of the sixty-first month following the day on which the holder’s language proficiency evaluation was conducted, if the application for the licence included documentation establishing that the holder demonstrated an operational level ability during the evaluation.

  • (4) An air traffic controller licence, other than a provisional air traffic controller licence, that was not issued in the form of a booklet label is valid until June 30, 2010.

  • SOR/2010-26, s. 6.

Language Proficiency Evaluations

 If the documentation included with an application for an air traffic controller licence that was issued in the form of a booklet label establishes that the holder demonstrated an operational level ability during their language proficiency evaluation, the holder shall, for the purposes of renewing the licence, be evaluated again within the six months preceding the expiry date of the aviation document booklet in which it is affixed.

  • SOR/2010-26, s. 6.

[402.10 to 402.15 reserved]

Division II — Training Records

Training Records

 The manager of an ATC unit shall

  • (a) maintain, on a form provided by the Minister, a training record for each person undergoing training at the ATC unit for the purpose of obtaining a rating or operational location endorsement in respect of the ATC unit;

  • (b) enter the licence number of the training officer or supervisor in the training record and certify that any information entered in the record is correct by signing and dating the entry and any amendment thereto;

  • (c) at the request of any person who is undergoing or has undergone training at the ATC unit, provide a copy of the person’s training record to the person; and

  • (d) at the request of the Minister, provide the Minister with a copy of the training record of any person who is undergoing or has undergone training at the ATC unit and who holds an air traffic controller licence.

[402.17 reserved]

Subpart 3 — Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licences and Ratings

Division I — General

Application

 This Subpart applies to

  • (a) holders of an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence and applicants for the issuance or renewal of such a licence; and

  • (b) approved training organizations that provide aircraft maintenance training courses, and persons applying to become approved training organizations.

Requirement to Hold AME Licence

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall exercise the privileges of an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence unless the person

    • (a) holds an AME licence issued pursuant to this Subpart;

    • (b) exercises the privileges in accordance with the ratings and any limitations endorsed on the licence; and

    • (c) exercises the privileges in accordance with Part V.

  • (2) A person who does not meet the conditions specified in subsection (1) may sign a maintenance release if the person holds a restricted certification authority issued pursuant to Part V.

Issuance and Endorsement of AME Licence

 Subject to section 6.71 of the Act, the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner specified in Chapter 566 of the Airworthiness Manual, issue an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence to the applicant or endorse the applicant’s AME licence with a rating, where the applicant provides documentation to the Minister that establishes

  • (a) the applicant’s citizenship; and

  • (b) that the applicant meets the requirements set out in Chapter 566 of the Airworthiness Manual in respect of

Validity Period of AME Licence

 Subject to section 403.05, an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence is valid for the period specified in the licence.

Recency Requirements

  •  (1) No holder of an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence shall exercise the privileges of the licence unless

    • (a) the licence was issued within the preceding 24 months; or

    • (b) the holder of the licence has, for at least six months within the preceding 24 months,

      • (i) performed aircraft maintenance,

      • (ii) supervised the performance of aircraft maintenance,

      • (iii) supervised in an executive capacity the performance of aircraft maintenance, or

      • (iv) served as an aviation maintenance instructor or supervised another aviation maintenance instructor in an aircraft maintenance training course provided by an approved training organization.

  • (2) The holder of an AME licence who is not in compliance with subsection (1) shall regain currency in accordance with the standards set out in Chapter 566 of the Airworthiness Manual prior to exercising the privileges of the licence.

 
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