Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Search

Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2019-06-28. Previous Versions

Part V — Airworthiness (continued)

Subpart 71 — Aircraft Maintenance Requirements (continued)

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 Standard 571 — Maintenance 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.

  • SOR/2019-122, s. 21

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 Standard 571 — Maintenance;

    • (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
  • SOR/2019-122, s. 21

Installation of Used Parts

  •  (1) No person shall install a used part on an aeronautical product, other than aircraft that are operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, unless the part meets the standards of airworthiness that are applicable to the installation of used parts and are set out in Standard 571 — Maintenance and

    • (a) is an airworthy part that has been removed from an aircraft for immediate installation on another aircraft;

    • (b) is an airworthy part that has undergone maintenance for which a maintenance release has been signed pursuant to paragraph 571.11(2)(c); or

    • (c) has been inspected and tested to ensure that the part conforms to its type design and is in a safe condition, and a maintenance release has been signed to that effect.

  • (2) If, under the terms of a loan agreement or an air operator parts pooling agreement, a used part has been obtained from a source not subject to these Regulations, no person shall permit the part to remain in service for longer than 90 days unless specifically authorized by the Minister on receipt of documentation demonstrating that the part conforms to the applicable type design.

  • SOR/2002-112, s. 8
  • SOR/2019-122, s. 21

Installation and Disposal of Life-limited Parts

[SOR/2002-112, s. 9]
  •  (1) No person shall install a used life-limited part on an aeronautical product unless the part meets the standards of airworthiness applicable to the installation of life-limited parts and

    • (a) the technical history of the part within the meaning of section 571.09 of the Airworthiness Manual is available to show that the time in service authorized for that part in the type certificate governing the installation has not been exceeded; and

    • (b) the history referred to in paragraph (a) is incorporated into the technical record for the aeronautical product on which the part is installed.

  • (2) No person shall install a used life-limited part in a place other than that from which it was removed unless the part is installed

    • (a) in the same or in an identical position on another aeronautical product bearing the same part number as that from which the part was removed; or

    • (b) in conformity with the requirements in respect of technical data that have been approved or the use of which has been approved within the meaning of section 571.09 of the Airworthiness Manual.

  • (3) When a life-limited part has reached the time in service authorized in its type design, the part shall be

    • (a) rendered unusable; or

    • (b) identified as not airworthy and kept segregated from airworthy parts.

  • SOR/2002-112, s. 10
 
Date modified: