Canadian Aviation Regulations
511.34 (1) This section applies in respect of an aeroplane for which a type certificate in the commuter category or the transport category has been issued and that is operated under Subparts 4 and 5 of Part VII.
(2) Before an aeroplane referred to in subsection (1) meets the in-service criterion set out in subsection (3), the holder of the type certificate in respect of the aeroplane shall, in accordance with Chapter 511 of the Airworthiness Manual,
(a) develop supplemental integrity instructions in accordance with subsection (4) and submit them to the Minister for approval; and
(b) on their being approved under subsection (5), make the supplemental integrity instructions available to every owner and every operator of an aeroplane of that type.
(3) The in-service criterion that an aeroplane must meet for the implementation of supplemental integrity instructions is that if, in respect of the aeroplane,
(a) a Corrosion Protection and Control Program is in place, the aeroplane reaches the design goal, within the meaning of section 511.34 of the Airworthiness Manual, as established by the type certificate holder;
(b) if no Corrosion Protection and Control Program is in place, the aeroplane completes 20 years of service; or
(c) if no design goal has been established, the aeroplane completes 20 years of service.
(4) The holder of a type certificate who is required by subsection (2) to develop supplemental integrity instructions in respect of an aeroplane shall ensure that the instructions
(a) set out a method of ensuring continued compliance with the basis of the type certification of the aeroplane;
(b) incorporate any recommendation resulting from a detailed engineering assessment of the primary airframe structure of the aeroplane and from the service requirements of that aeroplane;
(c) identify for periodic review all principal structural elements the failure of which could result in the loss of the aeroplane or significantly reduce the overall structural strength of its airframe; and
(d) include a supplemental structural integrity document that provides the information specified in section 511.34 of the Airworthiness Manual.
(5) The Minister shall approve the supplemental integrity instructions submitted in respect of an aeroplane if it is determined that the instructions provide for the same level of safety of the aeroplane as was the case at the time the type certificate was issued for that aeroplane.
(6) The holder of a type certificate who proposes to make a change to the supplemental integrity instructions in respect of an aeroplane shall
(a) submit the change to the Minister for approval; and
(b) on approval of the change, make the changed instructions available to every owner and every operator of an aeroplane of that type.
- SOR/98-526, s. 3
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