Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

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

Service Difficulty Reporting

 The holder of a flight training unit operator certificate who operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall report to the Minister, in accordance with Division IX of Subpart 21 of Part V, any reportable service difficulty related to any aircraft that it operates.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 22.

Elementary Work

 No flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall authorize a person to perform, without supervision, a task that is elementary work set out in section 605.85 unless the person

  • (a) has satisfactorily completed training for the task under a training program required by section 406.45; and

  • (b) has previously performed that task under the direct supervision of the holder of an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence or a training organization approved pursuant to Subpart 3.

Servicing

 A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall ensure that each person who performs or requests the performance of servicing has satisfactorily completed training, under a training program required by section 406.45, for the servicing to be performed.

Training Program

 A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall implement a training program to ensure that persons who are authorized to perform a function under this Division are trained in respect of the regulations, standards and flight training unit procedures applicable to that function, as specified in the personnel licensing standards.

Maintenance Personnel Records

  •  (1) A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall establish, maintain and retain for at least two years after an entry is made a record of maintenance personnel that meets the personnel licensing standards.

  • (2) Where an authorization is given or training is completed, the flight training unit shall provide a copy of each record required by subsection (1) to the person to whom the record refers.

Quality Assurance Program

  •  (1) The holder of an operator certificate issued in respect of a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall, in order to ensure that its maintenance control system and all of the included maintenance schedules continue to be effective and to comply with these Regulations, establish and maintain a quality assurance program that

    • (a) is under the sole control of

      • (i) the person responsible for the maintenance control system appointed under paragraph 406.19(1)(a), or

      • (ii) the person to whom the management functions for the program have been assigned under subsection 406.36(2); and

    • (b) meets the requirements of section 426.47 of the personnel licensing standards.

  • (2) The person responsible for the maintenance control system shall ensure that records relating to the findings resulting from the quality assurance program are distributed to the appropriate manager for corrective action and follow-up in accordance with the policies and procedures specified in the maintenance control manual (MCM).

  • (3) The person responsible for the maintenance control system shall establish an audit system in respect of a quality assurance program that consists of the following:

    • (a) an initial audit within 12 months after the date on which the flight training unit operator certificate is issued;

    • (b) subsequent audits conducted at intervals set out in the MCM;

    • (c) a record of each occurrence of compliance or non-compliance with the MCM found during an audit referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

    • (d) procedures for ensuring that each finding of an audit is communicated to them and, if management functions have been assigned to another person under subsection 406.36(2) or (3), to that person;

    • (e) follow-up procedures for ensuring that corrective actions are effective; and

    • (f) a system for recording the findings of initial and periodic audits, corrective actions and follow-ups.

  • (4) The records required under paragraph (3)(f) shall be retained for the greater of

    • (a) two audit cycles; and

    • (b) two years.

  • (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 quality assurance program of the flight training unit under paragraph (1)(a) shall be the person responsible for the quality assurance program of the AMO.

  • (6) The duties related to the quality assurance program that involve specific tasks or activities within a flight training unit's activities shall be fulfilled by persons who are not responsible for carrying out those tasks or activities.

  • SOR/2005-173, s . 13.

[406.48 and 406.49 reserved]

Division V — Flight Training Operations

Operational Control System

 No flight training unit that conducts flight training in accordance with a flight training operations manual that has been approved by the Minister shall operate an aircraft unless the flight training unit has an operational control system that meets the personnel licensing standards and is under the control of its chief flight instructor.

  • SOR/2006-352, s. 23.

Aircraft Operations Requirements

  •  (1) A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane to conduct training for a private pilot licence, a commercial pilot licence or a flight instructor rating shall have access to at least one aeroplane that is certified under Part V for the spin manoeuvre.

  • (2) A flight training unit that operates a helicopter to conduct training for a pilot permit — recreational, a private pilot licence, a commercial pilot licence or a flight instructor rating shall have access to at least one helicopter that is configured for and capable of full-on autorotational landings.

Facilities at Base of Operations

 A flight training unit shall have facilities at a base of operations that meet the personnel licensing standards.

Dispatch of Aircraft

 No flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall permit a person to conduct a take-off in an aircraft that is subject to the operational control of the flight training unit unless the aircraft has been maintained in accordance with a maintenance control system.

Aircraft Operating over Water

 No flight training unit shall permit a person to operate a land aircraft over water, except when conducting a take-off or landing, beyond a point where the land aircraft could reach shore in the event of an engine failure.

Solo Cross-country Routes

 No flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall permit a person to conduct the solo cross-country flight required by Subpart 1 for the private pilot licence — aeroplane or the private pilot licence — helicopter unless the flight training unit notifies the Minister in writing of the planned route of the flight originating from the main base or any satellite base.

Daily Flight Record

 A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane, a helicopter or a glider shall, for the purpose of maintaining operational control, establish, maintain and retain for at least two years after an entry is made a daily flight record that meets the personnel licensing standards.

Journey Log Entries

 A flight training unit that operates an aeroplane, a helicopter or a glider shall designate a person to make journey log entries in accordance with section 605.94.

Flight Training at a Satellite Base

  •  (1) A flight training unit that conducts flight training at a satellite base shall

    • (a) assign a flight instructor, other than a Class 4 flight instructor, to be responsible for flight training operations at the satellite base; and

    • (b) ensure that a qualified flight instructor is on duty at that satellite base while a solo training flight is in progress.

  • (2) A Class 4 flight instructor shall not conduct flight training at a satellite base unless a qualified Class 1 or Class 2 flight instructor is on duty.

[406.59 and 406.60 reserved]

Division VI — Manuals and Course Certificates

Flight Training Operations Manual

  •  (1) Every flight training unit that conducts an integrated course or operates a sub-base shall establish and maintain a flight training operations manual that includes the instructions and information necessary to enable the personnel concerned to perform their duties safely and that meets the personnel licensing standards.

  • (2) The flight training operations manual may be issued in separate parts corresponding to specific aspects of operations.

  • (3) Whenever the flight training operations manual no longer meets the personnel licensing standards, the flight training unit shall amend it to bring it into compliance with the standards.

  • (4) A flight training unit shall submit to the Minister its flight training operations manual and, if they relate to the information required by the personnel licensing standards, any separately issued parts and any subsequent amendments to them or to the manual.

  • (5) If the personnel licensing standards are met, the Minister shall approve the parts of a flight training operations manual that relate to the information required by the personnel licensing standards and any subsequent amendments to the parts.

  • (6) A flight training unit shall distribute its flight training operations manual, any separately issued parts and any subsequent amendments to the manual or parts in accordance with the personnel licensing standards.

  • (7) The chief flight instructor shall maintain a master list of the holders of the flight training operations manual and ensure that the manual is distributed in accordance with the list.

  • (8) The following operational personnel shall hold copies of the flight training operations manual and shall be responsible for its amendment:

    • (a) the chief flight instructor;

    • (b) the assistant chief flight instructor;

    • (c) the check instructor; and

    • (d) the person responsible for the maintenance control system or the approved maintenance organization.

  • (9) The chief flight instructor shall make manuals available to all other operational personnel who are involved in operational control, including flight instructors, students and, if applicable, flight dispatchers.

  • (10) Every person who has been provided with a copy of the appropriate parts of a flight training operations manual pursuant to subsections (7) and (8) shall keep it up to date by inserting in it the amendments provided and shall ensure that the appropriate parts are accessible when the person is performing assigned duties.

  • SOR/2006-352, s. 24.
 
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