Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Safety Belt and Shoulder Harness Requirements

 No flight training unit shall operate an aeroplane or a helicopter unless each front seat, or each seat occupied by a trainee or flight instructor, is equipped with a safety belt that includes a shoulder harness.

Checklists

 For the purpose of establishing safe aircraft operating procedures, a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall establish and make readily available to each flight crew member on board the aircraft the checklist referred to in section 602.60 for each aircraft type that it operates.

Maintenance Control System

 A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall establish and comply with a maintenance control system that

  • (a) consists of policies and procedures regarding the maintenance of aircraft operated by the flight training unit;

  • (b) meets the requirements of this Subpart; and

  • (c) is described in the flight training unit’s maintenance control manual (MCM).

Person Responsible for Maintenance Control System

  •  (1) The person responsible for the maintenance control system appointed under paragraph 406.19(1)(a) shall, where a finding resulting from a quality assurance program established under section 406.47 is reported to them,

    • (a) determine what, if any, corrective actions are required and carry out those actions;

    • (b) keep a record of any determination made under paragraph (a) and the reason for it;

    • (c) if management functions have been assigned to another person under subsection (2) or (3), communicate any determination regarding a corrective action to that person; and

    • (d) notify the accountable executive of any systemic deficiency and of the corrective action taken.

  • (2) The person responsible for the maintenance control system may assign the management functions for the entire quality assurance program established under section 406.47, including the authority to remove aircraft from operation under paragraph 406.19(1)(f), to another person if

    • (a) that person meets the requirements set out in paragraphs 406.19(1)(b) and (c) and subsection 406.19(5); and

    • (b) the assignment and its scope are described in the maintenance control manual (MCM) of a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter.

  • (3) The person responsible for the maintenance control system may assign the management functions for specific maintenance control activities, including the authority to remove aircraft from operation under paragraph 406.19(1)(f), to another person if the assignment and its scope are described in the MCM of a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter.

  • (4) The responsibility of the person responsible for the maintenance control system is not affected by the assignment to another person of management functions under subsection (2) or (3).

  • (5) If a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter is also the holder of an approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate issued under section 573.02, the person responsible for the maintenance control system at the flight training unit shall

    • (a) be the person responsible for maintenance at the AMO appointed under section 573.03; and

    • (b) meet the requirements referred to in paragraph 406.19(1)(b), subsection 406.19(5) and paragraph 573.03(1)(c).

  • SOR/2005-173, s. 12.

Maintenance Personnel and Facilities

 A flight training unit shall provide the person who is responsible for its maintenance control system with the staff, facilities, technical and regulatory data, supplies and spare parts referred to in the personnel licensing standards that are necessary for compliance with this Subpart.

Maintenance Control Manual

  •  (1) A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall

    • (a) establish and submit to the Minister for approval a maintenance control manual that contains the information set out in the personnel licensing standards;

    • (b) except where otherwise authorized by the Minister in writing where it is demonstrated that the granting of the authorization will not jeopardize the safety of the service, authorize the use of its maintenance control manual and comply with the policies and procedures contained therein;

    • (c) take steps to ensure that a copy of its maintenance control manual, or of the relevant portions of its maintenance control manual, is made available to each person who performs or certifies a function that is dealt with in the maintenance control manual or in any manual that is incorporated in the maintenance control manual pursuant to subsection (2);

    • (d) submit amendments to its maintenance control manual to the Minister for approval when instructed to do so by the Minister, where

      • (i) the maintenance control manual does not meet the requirements of this Subpart, or

      • (ii) the maintenance control manual contains policies or procedures, or a lack thereof, such that the flight training unit’s maintenance control system no longer meets the requirements of these Regulations; and

    • (e) insert amendments to its maintenance control manual into each copy of the manual within 30 days after approval of the amendments pursuant to paragraph (d).

  • (2) The Minister may authorize the incorporation by reference in a maintenance control manual of detailed procedures manuals prepared by the flight training unit, where

    • (a) the policies affecting the detailed procedures remain in the maintenance control manual;

    • (b) the incorporation is clearly indicated in the maintenance control manual;

    • (c) the flight training unit ensures that the incorporated manuals meet the requirements of this section; and

    • (d) the person responsible for the flight training unit’s maintenance control system, or the person to whom this function has been assigned pursuant to subsection 406.36(3), has certified in writing that the incorporated manuals meet the requirements of this section.

  • (3) The Minister shall approve a maintenance control manual and any amendments to the manual, where the personnel licensing standards are met.

  • SOR/2000-49, s. 1.

Maintenance Arrangements

  •  (1) No flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall permit a person or organization to perform maintenance on the flight training unit’s aircraft unless the person or organization has adequate facilities, equipment, spare parts and personnel available at the site where the maintenance is to be performed and

    • (a) the person or organization holds an approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate issued pursuant to section 573.02 that is rated in the category for the maintenance to be performed;

    • (b) where the maintenance is to be performed outside Canada by a person or organization that does not hold an approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate issued pursuant to section 573.02, the person or organization has been approved under the laws of a state that is party to an agreement with Canada that provides for recognition of the work performed; or

    • (c) in cases other than those described in paragraphs (a) and (b), the performance of the maintenance by the person or organization has been approved by the Minister as being in conformity with these Regulations.

  • (2) A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall ensure that a maintenance arrangement made with a person or organization pursuant to subsection (1)

    • (a) specifies the maintenance required and clearly defines the tasks to be performed; and

    • (b) is made in accordance with the procedures governing maintenance arrangements included in the maintenance control manual or is approved by the Minister as being in conformity with these Regulations.

  • (3) Where a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter makes a maintenance arrangement referred to in paragraph (1)(b), the Minister shall, in the following cases, authorize the arrangement by issuing a maintenance specification to indicate that the maintenance control procedures set out in the arrangement conform to the personnel licensing standards:

    • (a) the issuance of a maintenance specification is either required by the agreement or requested by the foreign state; or

    • (b) the maintenance is performed in a state that is not party to an agreement with Canada that provides for recognition of the work performed.

Technical Dispatch Procedures

 A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall establish and comply with policies and procedures to ensure that an aircraft is not operated unless it is

  • (a) airworthy;

  • (b) appropriately equipped, configured and maintained for its intended use; and

  • (c) maintained in accordance with the flight training unit’s maintenance control manual.

Defect Recording, Rectification and Control Procedures

[SOR/2000-49, s. 2]

 A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall establish and comply with policies and procedures that meet the personnel licensing standards for

  • (a) recording aircraft defects, including defects that are detected during aircraft operation or during the performance of elementary work or servicing;

  • (b) identifying defects that recur and reporting those defects as recurring defects to maintenance personnel;

  • (c) ensuring that defects are rectified in accordance with the requirements of these Regulations; and

  • (d) subject to sections 605.09 and 605.10, scheduling the rectification of defects whose repair has been deferred.

 
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