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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2021-03-23 and last amended on 2021-01-01. Previous Versions

AMENDMENTS NOT IN FORCE

  • — SOR/2019-49, s. 1

      • 1 (1) The definition personal flotation device in subsection 101.01(1) of the Canadian Aviation RegulationsFootnote 1 is repealed.

      • (2) Subsection 101.01(1) of the Regulations is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

        seaplane

        seaplane means an aeroplane that is capable of normal operations on water; (hydravion)

  • — SOR/2019-49, s. 2

    • 2 Subpart 3 of Part VII of Schedule II to Subpart 3 of Part I of the Regulations is amended by adding the following after the reference “Section 703.82”:

      Column IColumn II
      Designated ProvisionMaximum Amount of Penalty ($)
      IndividualCorporation
      Subsection 703.83(1)1,0003,000
      Subsection 703.83(2)1,000
  • — SOR/2019-49, s. 3

    • 3 Paragraph 602.59(2)(b) of the Regulations is repealed.

  • — SOR/2019-49, s. 4

    • 4 The reference “[703.83 to 703.85 reserved]” after section 703.82 of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

      Flotation Devices
        • 703.83 (1) Subject to subsection (4), the air operator of a seaplane shall have, in its company operations manual, procedures to ensure that each crew member and passenger wears an inflatable life preserver, an inflatable individual flotation device or an inflatable personal flotation device when the seaplane is operated on or above water.

        • (2) Subject to subsection (4), the pilot-in-command of a seaplane shall give an instruction to each crew member and passenger to wear an inflatable life preserver, an inflatable individual flotation device or an inflatable personal flotation device when the seaplane is operated on or above water.

        • (3) For the purposes of this section, a person is wearing an inflatable life preserver, an inflatable individual flotation device or an inflatable personal flotation device if it

          • (a) is in a pouch that is attached to the person’s waist;

          • (b) has been placed over the person’s head and is secured at his or her waist; or

          • (c) is attached to the person in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

        • (4) This section does not apply in respect of a person who is carried on a stretcher or in an incubator or other similar device.

      [703.84 and 703.85 reserved]
  • — SOR/2019-49, s. 5

    • 5 Subsection 703.98(2) of the Regulations is amended by striking out “and” at the end of paragraph (c) and by adding the following after paragraph (c):

      • (c.1) initial training followed by training every three years on underwater egress for seaplane pilots; and

  • — SOR/2019-49, s. 6

    • 6 Subsection 704.115(2) of the Regulations is amended by adding the following after paragraph (a):

      • (a.1) initial training followed by training every three years on underwater egress for seaplane pilots;

  • — SOR/2019-130, s. 3

    • 3 Subpart 5 of Part VI of Schedule II to Subpart 3 of Part I of the Regulations is amended by adding the following after the reference “Section 605.34.2”:

      Column IColumn II
      Maximum Amount of Penalty ($)
      Designated ProvisionIndividualCorporation
      Section 605.34.31,0005,000
  • — SOR/2019-130, s. 5

      • 5 (1) Subsection 605.34(1) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

          • 605.34 (1) This section applies in respect of the following aircraft:

            • (a) a multi-engined turbine-powered aircraft that is configured for six or more passenger seats and is operated by two flight crew members, regardless of the minimum crew requirements set out in the aircraft type certificate or the subpart under which the aircraft is operated;

            • (b) a turbine-powered aeroplane that was type-certificated on or after January 1, 2016 and for which more than one flight crew member is required by the aircraft type certificate or by the subpart under which the aeroplane is operated;

            • (c) a turbine-powered aeroplane with an MCTOW of more than 27 000 kg (59,525 pounds) that was type-certificated after September 30, 1969 and was manufactured before January 1, 1987;

            • (d) a large aeroplane that was manufactured on or after January 1, 1987; and

            • (e) a transport category helicopter with an MCTOW of more than 7 000 kg (15,400 pounds).

      • (2) Paragraph 605.34(4)(c) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

        • (c) the aircraft is described in paragraph (1)(a), its operator is authorized to conduct single-pilot operations in an air operator certificate issued under Subpart 3 of Part VII and the following conditions are met:

          • (i) the period during which the aircraft is operated without a serviceable cockpit voice recorder does not exceed 45 days from the day on which the cockpit voice recorder ceased to be serviceable,

          • (ii) the requirements of paragraph 703.66(a) cannot be met because the auto-pilot is not serviceable,

          • (iii) the aircraft is operated by two pilots who meet the requirements of section 703.88, and

          • (iv) aircraft technical records that indicate the dates on which the cockpit voice recorder and the auto-pilot ceased to be serviceable are carried on board the aircraft.

  • — SOR/2019-130, s. 6

    • 6 The Regulations are amended by adding the following after section 605.34.2:

      Data Link Communications
      • 605.34.3 If an aircraft is equipped with a cockpit voice recorder and data-link communications equipment, no person shall dispatch or conduct a take-off in the aircraft unless the aircraft is equipped with a data-link recorder that conforms to section 551.101 of Chapter 551 of the Airworthiness Manual and section 625.34 of Standard 625 — Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance of the General Operating and Flight Rules Standards.

  • — SOR/2020-238, s. 2

    • 2 Subpart 5 of Part VI of Schedule II to Subpart 3 of Part I of the Regulations is amended by adding the following after the reference “Subsection 605.38(4)”:

      Column IColumn II
      Designated ProvisionMaximum Amount of Penalty ($)
      IndividualCorporation
      Subsection 605.38.1(1)3,00015,000
      Subsection 605.40(1)1,0005,000
  • — SOR/2020-238, s. 3

    • 3 The reference “Subsection 605.38.1(1)” in column I of Subpart 5 of Part VI of Schedule II to Subpart 3 of Part I of the Regulations and the corresponding amounts in column II are repealed.

  • — SOR/2020-238, ss. 5(1) to (3)

      • 5 (1) Subsection 605.38(1) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

        • (1) Subject to subsection (3), no person shall operate an aircraft unless it is equipped with one or more ELTs, in accordance with subsection (2), that transmit simultaneously on the 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz frequencies.

      • (2) The table to subsection 605.38(2) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

        TABLE

        ELT Requirements

        ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
        AircraftArea of OperationMinimum Equipment
        1All aircraftOver landOne ELT of type AD, AF or AP, as referred to in section 551.104 of Chapter 551 — Aircraft Equipment and Installation of the Airworthiness Manual
        2Large multi-engined turbo-jet aeroplanes engaged in an air transport service carrying passengersOver water at a distance from land that requires the carriage of life rafts under section 602.63Two ELTs of Type S, as referred to in section 551.104 of chapter 551 — Aircraft Equipment and Installation of the Airworthiness Manual
        3All aircraft that require an ELT other than those set out in item 2Over water at a distance from land that requires the carriage of life rafts under section 602.63One ELT of Type S, as referred to in section 551.104 of chapter 551 — Aircraft Equipment and Installation of the Airworthiness Manual
      • (3) Subsection 605.38(3) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

        • (3) An aircraft may be operated without an ELT on board if the aircraft

          • (a) is a glider, balloon, airship, ultra-light aeroplane or gyroplane;

          • (b) is registered under the laws of a contracting state or a state that is a party to an agreement entered into with Canada relating to interstate flying, is equipped with a serviceable emergency beacon that transmits on the 406 MHz frequency with a tested life of at least 24 hours and

            • (i) has a Class 1 or Class 2 Type Approval Certificate issued by the international search and rescue Cospas-Sarsat Council, and

            • (ii) is registered with the appropriate authority of the country identified in the coded message transmitted by the emergency beacon;

          • (c) is operated by the holder of a flight training unit operating certificate, engaged in flight training and operated within 25 nautical miles of the aerodrome of departure;

          • (d) is engaged in a flight test;

          • (e) is a new aircraft engaged in flight operations related to manufacture, preparation or delivery of the aircraft;

          • (f) is operated for the purpose of permitting a person to conduct a parachute descent within 25 nautical miles of the aerodrome of departure; or

          • (g) is operated in accordance with section 605.39.

  • — SOR/2020-238, s. 6

    • 6 The Regulations are amended by adding the following after section 605.38:

      ELT — Frequencies
        • 605.38.1 (1) No person shall operate an aircraft under a private operator registration document or in a commercial air service unless the aircraft is equipped with one or more ELTs that transmit simultaneously on the 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz frequencies.

        • (2) A person may operate an aircraft, other than an aircraft referred to in subsection (1), if it is equipped with one or more ELTs that transmit on one or both of the following frequencies:

          • (a) 121.5 MHz; and

          • (b) 406 MHz.

  • — SOR/2020-238, s. 7

    • 7 Section 605.38.1 of the Regulations and the heading before it are repealed.

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