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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 606.03 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-05-28:

  •  (1) No person shall use synthetic flight training equipment for pilot training or a pilot proficiency check required pursuant to Part IV, this Part or Part VII unless there is in force in respect of that equipment a flight simulator certificate or flight training device certificate issued pursuant to subsection (2) or an equivalent approval or certificate issued under the laws of a foreign state with which Canada has an agreement respecting such equipment.

  • (2) The Minister shall, where it is determined that the synthetic flight training equipment meets the standards set out for that equipment in the Aeroplane and Rotorcraft Simulator Manual, issue to the operator of that equipment a flight simulator certificate or flight training device certificate.

  • (3) A certificate issued pursuant to subsection (2) shall set out the following information:

    • (a) the name of the operator of the synthetic flight training equipment;

    • (b) the type, model or series number of aircraft represented;

    • (c) the qualification level of the synthetic flight training equipment; and

    • (d) the date of issuance of the certificate.

  • (4) No certificate issued pursuant to subsection (2) remains in force unless the synthetic flight training equipment in respect of which the certificate has been issued

    • (a) maintains the performance, function and other characteristics that are required for the issuance of the certificate, except in the cases set out in the Simulator Component Inoperative Guide (SCIG);

    • (b) is maintained in accordance with the procedures set out in the Aeroplane and Rotorcraft Simulator Manual; and

    • (c) is changed as required, where the aircraft type, model or series number represented by the synthetic flight training equipment undergoes a change as a result of the issuance of an airworthiness directive or an amendment to this Part or Part VII that affects the training being conducted.

  • (5) A certificate issued pursuant to subsection (2) remains in force where the synthetic flight training equipment in respect of which the certificate has been issued is re-evaluated

    • (a) in the case of a flight simulator, at least every six months; or

    • (b) in the case of a flight training device, at least every 12 months.

  • (6) Subject to subsection (7), the certificate referred to in subsection (5) remains in force

    • (a) in the case of a flight simulator, until the first day of the seventh month following the month in which the flight simulator was evaluated; or

    • (b) in the case of a flight training device, until the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the flight training device was evaluated.

  • (7) The Minister may extend the period in respect of which a flight simulator certificate or a flight training device certificate is in force by up to 60 days where the Minister is of the opinion that aviation safety is not likely to be affected.

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