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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 705.124 from 2020-12-09 to 2024-04-01:

  •  (1) Every air operator shall establish and maintain a training program that is

    • (a) designed to ensure that each person who receives training acquires the competence to perform the person’s assigned duties; and

    • (b) approved by the Minister in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards and, in respect of flight attendants, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards and the Flight Attendant Training Standard.

  • (2) An air operator’s training program shall include

    • (a) for flight crew members:

      • (i) company indoctrination training,

      • (ii) line indoctrination training,

      • (iii) upgrading training, where applicable, and

      • (iv) initial and annual training, including

        • (A) aircraft type training,

        • (B) aircraft servicing and ground handling training,

        • (C) emergency procedures training, and

        • (D) aircraft surface contamination training;

    • (b) for flight attendants:

      • (i) aviation indoctrination,

      • (ii) line indoctrination training,

      • (iii) in-charge training, where applicable, and

      • (iv) initial and annual training, including

        • (A) safety procedures training,

        • (B) aircraft type training,

        • (C) emergency procedures training, and

        • (D) aircraft surface contamination training;

        • (E) [Repealed, SOR/2020-253, s. 21]

    • (c) for flight dispatchers:

      • (i) initial and annual aircraft type training,

      • (ii) on-the-job training, and

      • (iii) aircraft cockpit familiarization training;

    • (d) initial and annual aircraft surface contamination training for those operations personnel designated in the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (e) any other training required to ensure a safe operation under this Subpart.

  • (3) An air operator shall

    • (a) include a detailed syllabus of its training program in its company operations manual;

    • (b) ensure that adequate facilities and qualified personnel are provided for its training program, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

    • (c) establish and maintain a safety awareness program concerning the adverse effects of aircraft surface contamination and provide the program to all flight operations personnel who are not required to undergo the training described in paragraph (2)(d).

  • (4) An air operator shall have a fatigue management training program for its flight crew members that contains

    • (a) personal fatigue management strategies relating to

      • (i) sleep hygiene,

      • (ii) lifestyle, exercise and diet, and

      • (iii) the consumption of alcohol and drugs;

    • (b) the impact of fatigue on aviation safety;

    • (c) sleep requirements and the science relating to fatigue;

    • (d) the causes and consequences of fatigue;

    • (e) how to recognize fatigue in themselves and in others;

    • (f) sleep disorders, their impact on aviation safety and treatment options; and

    • (g) human and organizational factors that may cause fatigue, including

      • (i) sleep quality and duration,

      • (ii) the impact of shift work and overtime,

      • (iii) the circadian rhythm, and

      • (iv) the effects of changes of time zones.

  • SOR/2018-269, s. 17
  • SOR/2020-253, s. 21

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