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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 604.60 from 2019-05-15 to 2024-02-20:


 No person shall file a flight plan indicating that an aircraft operated by a private operator can be operated in accordance with area navigation 1 (RNAV 1) or area navigation 2 (RNAV 2) requirements unless

  • (a) the private operator is authorized under a special authorization to operate the aircraft in accordance with RNAV 1 or RNAV 2 requirements;

  • (b) every flight crew member has received RNAV 1 or RNAV 2 training, for which the validity period has not expired, in

    • (i) pre-flight procedures for initialization, loading and verification of the area navigation system,

    • (ii) the normal operation of the area navigation system,

    • (iii) the procedure for manually updating the position of the area navigation system,

    • (iv) the method of monitoring and cross-checking the area navigation system,

    • (v) the operation of the area navigation system in a compass unreliability area,

    • (vi) malfunction procedures,

    • (vii) terminal area procedures,

    • (viii) waypoint symbology, plotting procedures and record-keeping duties and practices,

    • (ix) timekeeping procedures,

    • (x) post-flight performance checks,

    • (xi) flight planning,

    • (xii) navigation performance requirements,

    • (xiii) enroute procedures, and

    • (xiv) contingency procedures;

  • (c) the aircraft meets one of the following eligibility requirements:

    • (i) the aircraft can be operated in accordance with precision area navigation (P-RNAV) requirements based on GNSS capability under an authorization issued by the competent authority of a contracting state,

    • (ii) the aircraft can be operated in accordance with area navigation (RNAV) requirements based on DME/DME or DME/DME/IRU capability under an authorization issued by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States, or

    • (iii) the aircraft flight manual or the pilot operating handbook, or any equivalent document provided by the manufacturer of the avionics equipment or by the aircraft manufacturer, specifies that the aircraft can be operated in accordance with RNAV 1 or RNAV 2 requirements;

  • (d) the aircraft is equipped with at least one of the pieces of equipment referred to in section 3.3.3 of Chapter 3 of Part B of Volume II of the PBN Manual;

  • (e) the equipment referred to in paragraph (d) meets the performance requirements, criteria and functional requirements set out in sections 3.3.3.1 to 3.3.3.2.1.1 and 3.3.3.2.1.3 to 3.3.3.3 of Chapter 3 of Part B of Volume II of the PBN Manual;

  • (f) every flight crew member has demonstrated to the Minister the ability to operate the aircraft in accordance with this section; and

  • (g) the private operator applies the processes, practices and procedures relating to the duties and practices set out in sections 3.3.3.2.1.2, 3.3.4.2 to 3.3.4.6 and 3.3.6 of Chapter 3 of Part B of Volume II of the PBN Manual.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18
  • SOR/2019-122, s. 12(F)

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