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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2021-04-20 and last amended on 2021-01-01. Previous Versions

Part VII — Commercial Air Services (continued)

Subpart 5 — Airline Operations (continued)

Division VII — Personnel Requirements (continued)

Flight Dispatcher Qualifications
  •  (1) No air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as a flight dispatcher unless the person has fulfilled the requirements of the air operator’s training program and, after June 1, 1998, holds a flight dispatcher certificate.

  • (2) An air operator shall notify the Minister whenever a flight dispatcher certificate is issued or becomes invalid.

Route and Aerodrome Qualifications

 No air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as the pilot-in-command of an aircraft on a flight along a route or into an aerodrome unless

  • (a) within the previous 12 months, the person has acted as a flight crew member or has been on the flight deck as an observer on a flight along that route and into that aerodrome; or

  • (b) the person has received training and demonstrated adequate knowledge, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

Check Authority
  •  (1) A pilot proficiency check shall be conducted by the Minister.

  • (2) Any other check required under this Subpart may be conducted by the Minister.

Validity Period
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), the validity period of a line check and of the training referred to in section 705.124 expires on the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the check or training was completed.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), the validity period of a pilot proficiency check expires

    • (a) on the first day of the seventh month following the month in which the check was completed;

    • (b) on the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the check was completed, where the pilot successfully completes the six-month recurrency training that has been approved by the Minister, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards, as a substitute for the pilot proficiency check and that is identified in the company operations manual; or

    • (c) at the end of the validation period, where the air operator has an operations specification authorizing an advanced qualification program in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards and the pilot completes a proficiency evaluation within the evaluation period authorized for the air operator in the operations specification.

  • (3) The validity period of a flight dispatcher competency check expires on the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the check was completed.

  • (4) Where a pilot proficiency check, a flight dispatcher competency check, a line check or training is renewed within the last 90 days of its validity period, its validity period is extended by six or 12 months, as appropriate.

  • (5) The Minister may extend the validity period of a pilot proficiency check, a flight dispatcher competency check, a line check or any training by up to 60 days where the Minister is of the opinion that aviation safety is not likely to be affected.

  • (6) Subject to subsection (7), where the validity period of a pilot proficiency check, a line check, or annual or semi-annual training has been expired for 24 months or more, the person shall requalify by meeting the training requirements specified in the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • (7) Where the validity period of a flight dispatcher competency check or annual training has been expired for 12 months or more, the person shall requalify by meeting the training requirements specified in the Commercial Air Service Standards.

[705.114 to 705.123 reserved]

Division VIII — Training

Training Program
  •  (1) Every air operator shall establish and maintain a training program that is

    • (a) designed to ensure that each person who receives training acquires the competence to perform the person’s assigned duties; and

    • (b) approved by the Minister in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards and, in respect of flight attendants, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards and the Flight Attendant Training Standard.

  • (2) An air operator’s training program shall include

    • (a) for flight crew members:

      • (i) company indoctrination training,

      • (ii) line indoctrination training,

      • (iii) upgrading training, where applicable, and

      • (iv) initial and annual training, including

        • (A) aircraft type training,

        • (B) aircraft servicing and ground handling training,

        • (C) emergency procedures training, and

        • (D) aircraft surface contamination training;

    • (b) for flight attendants:

      • (i) aviation indoctrination,

      • (ii) line indoctrination training,

      • (iii) in-charge training, where applicable, and

      • (iv) initial and annual training, including

        • (A) safety procedures training,

        • (B) aircraft type training,

        • (C) emergency procedures training, and

        • (D) aircraft surface contamination training;

        • (E) [Repealed, SOR/2020-253, s. 21]

    • (c) for flight dispatchers:

      • (i) initial and annual aircraft type training,

      • (ii) on-the-job training, and

      • (iii) aircraft cockpit familiarization training;

    • (d) initial and annual aircraft surface contamination training for those operations personnel designated in the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (e) any other training required to ensure a safe operation under this Subpart.

  • (3) An air operator shall

    • (a) include a detailed syllabus of its training program in its company operations manual;

    • (b) ensure that adequate facilities and qualified personnel are provided for its training program, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (c) establish and maintain a safety awareness program concerning the adverse effects of aircraft surface contamination and provide the program to all flight operations personnel who are not required to undergo the training described in paragraph (2)(d).

  • (4) An air operator shall have a fatigue management training program for its flight crew members that contains

    • (a) personal fatigue management strategies relating to

      • (i) sleep hygiene,

      • (ii) lifestyle, exercise and diet, and

      • (iii) the consumption of alcohol and drugs;

    • (b) the impact of fatigue on aviation safety;

    • (c) sleep requirements and the science relating to fatigue;

    • (d) the causes and consequences of fatigue;

    • (e) how to recognize fatigue in themselves and in others;

    • (f) sleep disorders, their impact on aviation safety and treatment options; and

    • (g) human and organizational factors that may cause fatigue, including

      • (i) sleep quality and duration,

      • (ii) the impact of shift work and overtime,

      • (iii) the circadian rhythm, and

      • (iv) the effects of changes of time zones.

  • SOR/2018-269, s. 17
  • SOR/2020-253, s. 21
 
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