Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

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

Aeronautical Product Records

  •  (1) The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall establish and maintain records for each aeronautical product manufactured under a manufacturer certificate, including those specified in section 561.14 of Standard 561.

  • (2) The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall ensure that product records are kept for at least three years after the day on which the statement of conformity was signed.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4.

Service Difficulty Reporting

 The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall report to the Minister, in accordance with Division IX of Subpart 21 of Part V, any reportable service difficulty related to an aeronautical product being manufactured.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4;
  • SOR/2009-280, s. 29.

Cessation of Manufacturing

 The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall notify the Minister in writing of the permanent cessation of the manufacture of an aeronautical product specified in the manufacturer certificate within 30 days after cessation.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4.

Subpart 71 — Aircraft Maintenance Requirements

Application

 This Subpart applies, with the exception of ultra-light aeroplanes and hang gliders, in respect of the maintenance and elementary work performed on

  • (a) Canadian aircraft;

  • (b) foreign aircraft operated under Part IV or VII;

  • (c) foreign aircraft, other than aircraft referred to in paragraph (b), if the maintenance or elementary work is performed under the terms of an agreement or technical arrangement between Canada and the state of registry of the aircraft; and

  • (d) parts intended for installation on aircraft referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c).

  • SOR/2000-404, s. 3.

Maintenance and Elementary Work Performance Rules

[SOR/2000-404, s. 4]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person who performs maintenance or elementary work on an aeronautical product shall use the most recent methods, techniques, practices, parts, materials, tools, equipment and test apparatuses that are

    • (a) specified for the aeronautical product in the most recent maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness developed by the manufacturer of that aeronautical product;

    • (b) equivalent to those specified by the manufacturer of that aeronautical product in the most recent maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness; or

    • (c) in accordance with recognized industry practices at the time the maintenance or elementary work is performed.

  • (2) A person who performs maintenance or elementary work pursuant to subsection (1) shall ensure that any measuring device or test equipment used

    • (a) meets the specifications of the manufacturer of the aeronautical product with respect to accuracy, taking into account the intended use; and

    • (b) if calibration requirements are published by the manufacturer of the measuring device or test equipment, is calibrated by means traceable to a national standard.

  • (3) Except if the work is performed in respect of an aircraft that is operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, no person shall supervise, or perform without supervision, an inspection using a method set out in column I of an item of Schedule I to this Subpart unless the person holds the personnel certification set out in column II of that item.

  • SOR/2002-112, s. 4;
  • SOR/2003-122, s. 1.

Recording of Maintenance and Elementary Work

 A person who performs maintenance or elementary work on an aeronautical product shall ensure that

  • (a) the details required by Chapter 571 of the Airworthiness Manual are entered in the technical record for the aeronautical product, in respect of the task performed; and

  • (b) the technical record is accurate with respect to any outstanding elements of the work performed, in particular, the need to secure any fastening device that was disturbed to facilitate the work.

Specialized Maintenance

 No person shall perform the specialized maintenance set out in Schedule II to this Subpart on an aeronautical product other than an aircraft operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, except in accordance with

  • (a) a maintenance policy manual (MPM) established by the holder of an approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate issued pursuant to section 573.02 with a rating of a category appropriate to the work to be performed; or

  • (b) a foreign document equivalent to an MPM established by a maintenance organization approved under the laws of a state that is party to an agreement with Canada, and the agreement provides for recognition of the work to be performed.

  • SOR/2002-112, s. 5.

Maintenance of Aircraft Operated under Part IV or VII

[SOR/2000-404, s. 5]

 Except in the case of a balloon, no person shall perform maintenance on an aircraft operated under Part IV or VII, or install on one of the foregoing a part that has undergone maintenance, unless the maintenance on that aircraft or part has been performed in accordance with

  • (a) a maintenance policy manual (MPM) established by the holder of an approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate issued pursuant to section 573.02 with a rating of a category appropriate to the work to be performed; or

  • (b) a foreign document equivalent to an MPM established by a maintenance organization approved under the laws of a state that is party to an agreement with Canada and the agreement provides for recognition of the work to be performed.

  • SOR/2000-404, s. 6.

Repairs and Modifications

  •  (1) Except as provided in subsection (5) and in the case of aircraft that are operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance classification, a person who signs a maintenance release in respect of a major repair or major modification on an aeronautical product shall ensure that the major repair or major modification conforms to the requirements of the relevant technical data

    • (a) that have been approved or the use of which has been approved within the meaning of the term approved data in section 571.06 of the Airworthiness Manual; or

    • (b) that have been established within the meaning of the term specified data in section 571.06 of the Airworthiness Manual.

  • (2) Except as provided in subsection (5), a person who signs a maintenance release in respect of a repair or modification, other than a major repair or major modification, shall ensure that the repair or modification conforms to the requirements of the relevant technical data within the meaning of the term acceptable data in section 571.06 of the Airworthiness Manual.

  • (3) Where an additional flight authority has been issued pursuant to paragraph 507.08(1)(c) in respect of an aircraft, no person shall change the configuration of the aircraft in such a manner that the aircraft no longer meets the conditions subject to which the flight authority applicable to the aircraft prior to the modification was issued, unless

    • (a) the person makes an entry in the aircraft journey log required by section 605.94 indicating the flight authority that is in effect for the modified aircraft; or

    • (b) the change is made in accordance with technical dispatch procedures required by section 706.06.

  • (4) Repairing or modifying an aeronautical product may include the making of a part in conformity with the standards specified in section 571.06 of the Airworthiness Manual, if no part made is

    • (a) marked with the part number specified in the type design; or

    • (b) installed by a person or organization other than the person or organization that made the part.

  • (5) A person who signs a maintenance release in respect of a repair or modification performed on a foreign aeronautical product under the terms of an agreement or a technical arrangement between Canada and the aircraft’s state of registry shall ensure that the repair or modification conforms to the requirements of the relevant technical data that are specified in the agreement or technical arrangement.

  • SOR/2000-404, s. 7;
  • SOR/2002-112, s. 6;
  • SOR/2003-122, s. 2.

Installation of New Parts

  •  (1) No person shall install a new part on an aeronautical product unless the part meets the standards of airworthiness applicable to the installation of new parts and, subject to subsections (2) and (3), has been certified under Subpart 61.

  • (2) No certification referred to in subsection (1) is required where

    • (a) a new part is a foreign-manufactured part that is certified pursuant to an agreement with Canada, which agreement provides for the acceptance of export airworthiness certification;

    • (b) a new part is a foreign-manufactured part that is obtained from a manufacturer holding a type design recognized in Canada and the part is certified in accordance with the laws of the state of manufacture;

    • (c) a new part, whose accompanying documentation has been verified, has been inspected in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 571 of the Airworthiness Manual;

    • (d) a new part is installed on an aircraft that is operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification; or

    • (e) a part is made in accordance with subsection 571.06(4).

  • (3) No certification referred to in subsection (1) is required in respect of a new part that bears markings identifying it as a part specified in the type design and that

    • (a) is a standard part;

    • (b) is a commercial part; or

    • (c) is a part that was not originally designed and manufactured for aeronautical use but has been approved for use on the aeronautical product in the type design.

    • (d) [Repealed, SOR/2009-280, s. 30]

  • SOR/2002-112, s. 7;
  • SOR/2005-348, s. 5;
  • SOR/2009-280, s. 30.
 
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