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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2021-10-07 and last amended on 2021-07-07. Previous Versions

Part VII — Commercial Air Services (continued)

Subpart 5 — Airline Operations (continued)

Division VI — Emergency Equipment (continued)

Portable Oxygen

 No person shall operate a pressurized aircraft above FL 250 unless

  • (a) there is readily available to each flight attendant on board portable oxygen equipment with a 15-minute supply of oxygen; or

  • (b) sufficient portable oxygen units with masks, or spare outlets and masks, to ensure an immediate supply of oxygen to each flight attendant are distributed throughout the cabin.

Survival Equipment
  •  (1) No air operator shall operate an aircraft, other than an aircraft referred to in subsection 602.61(2), unless a survival manual is carried on board that contains information about how to use the survival equipment that is carried on board to meet the requirements of subsection 602.61(1).

  • (2) No air operator shall operate an aircraft on board of which life rafts are required to be carried in accordance with section 602.63 unless the survival kit referred to in paragraph 602.63(6)(c) contains

    • (a) a life raft repair kit;

    • (b) a bailing bucket and a sponge;

    • (c) a whistle;

    • (d) a waterproof flashlight;

    • (e) a supply of potable water — based on 500 mL per person and calculated using the rated capacity of the life raft — or a means of desalting or distilling salt water that can provide 500 mL of potable water per person;

    • (f) a waterproof survival manual that contains information about how to use the survival equipment;

    • (g) a first aid kit that contains antiseptic swabs, burn dressing compresses, bandages and motion sickness pills; and

    • (h) a pyrotechnic signalling device, or an aviation visual distress signal that has a marking applied by the manufacturer indicating that the signal meets the requirements of CAN-TSO-C168, a signalling mirror and a dye marker for visually signalling distress.

  • (3) Despite subsection (2), if there is insufficient space in the attached survival kit, a supplemental survival kit shall be stowed adjacent to each required life raft and contain

    • (a) a supply of potable water — based on 500 mL per person and calculated using the rated capacity of the life raft — or a means of desalting or distilling salt water that can provide 500 mL of potable water per person; and

    • (b) motion sickness pills.

Inspection Requirements

 No air operator shall operate an aircraft unless the emergency equipment carried on board under Division II of Subpart 2 of Part VI and this Division is inspected at the intervals recommended by the equipment manufacturer.

Flashlights

 Each flight attendant required under section 705.201 shall have a flashlight readily available for use.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 17

[705.98 to 705.102 reserved]

Division VII — Personnel Requirements

Designation of Pilot-in-command and Second-in-command

 An air operator shall designate for each flight a pilot-in-command and a second-in-command.

 [Reserved, SOR/2015-127, s. 18]

 [Reserved, SOR/2015-127, s. 18]

Pilot Qualifications
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), no air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as the pilot-in-command, second-in-command or cruise relief pilot of an aircraft unless the person

    • (a) holds the licence, ratings and endorsements required by Part IV;

    • (b) within the previous 90 days,

      • (i) has completed at least three take-offs and three landings as the pilot at the controls and one sector assigned to duty as a flight crew member in an aircraft of that type,

      • (ii) has completed five sectors assigned to duty as a flight crew member in an aircraft of that type, or

      • (iii) has fulfilled the training requirements set out in the Commercial Air Service Standards;

    • (c) has successfully completed a pilot proficiency check, the validity period of which has not expired, for that type of aircraft, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards;

    • (d) has successfully completed or is undergoing a line check or line indoctrination training, the validity period of which has not expired, for that type of aircraft, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (e) has fulfilled the requirements of the air operator’s training program.

  • (2) A pilot who does not meet the requirements of subparagraph (1)(b)(i) or (ii) shall regain competency in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • (3) An air operator may permit a person to act and a person may act as the pilot-in-command or second-in-command of an aircraft where the person does not meet the requirements of subsection (1), if

    • (a) the aircraft is operated on a training, ferry or positioning flight; or

    • (b) the air operator

      • (i) is authorized to do so in its air operator certificate, and

      • (ii) complies with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • (4) A pilot shall, on successful completion of a pilot proficiency check, meet the requirements of the consolidation period in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

Flight Engineer and Second Officer Qualifications
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as a flight engineer or a second officer on board an aircraft unless

    • (a) the person holds the licence and endorsements required by Part IV;

    • (b) the air operator has determined, by means of a check in flight or in a flight simulator that has been approved by the Minister under Subpart 6 of Part VI, that the person meets the Commercial Air Service Standards for that type of aircraft, or the person has, within the previous six months, completed at least 50 hours of flight time as a flight engineer on an aircraft of that type;

    • (c) the person has successfully completed or is undergoing line indoctrination training for that type of aircraft, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (d) the person has fulfilled the requirements of the air operator’s training program.

  • (2) A person who is qualified to act as a pilot-in-command or a second-in-command in accordance with section 705.106 may act as a second officer on board an aircraft during the cruise portion of a flight, if

    • (a) the person has received initial and annual recurrent training in normal and emergency procedures pertaining to the cruise portion of the flight, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (b) the air operator has determined, by means of a check, that the person meets the Commercial Air Service Standards for that type of aircraft.

Crew Pairing

 No air operator shall assign a pilot-in-command and a second-in-command to an aircraft unless their combined experience on that type of aircraft meets the Commercial Air Service Standards.

Flight Attendant Qualifications
  •  (1) No air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as a flight attendant on board an aircraft unless the person

    • (a) has successfully completed the air operator’s training program, except that a person may act as a flight attendant while undergoing line indoctrination training if the person is carried in addition to the number of flight attendants required under section 705.201 and is under the supervision of a flight attendant;

    • (b) has successfully completed line indoctrination training within 90 days after completing the air operator’s training program or has regained competency in accordance with the Flight Attendant Training Standard; and

    • (c) holds a certificate or certification in first aid in accordance with the Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

  • (2) A person who has not completed line indoctrination training within the period specified in paragraph (1)(b) shall requalify in accordance with the Flight Attendant Training Standard.

 
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