Conditional Approval of Training Program
704.116 (1) The Minister may give conditional approval to a training program where an air operator submits to the Minister a copy of a syllabus of its training program that provides enough information for a preliminary evaluation of the training program in light of the Commercial Air Service Standards.
(2) An air operator may conduct training under a training program that has received conditional approval until the Minister has evaluated the effectiveness of the training program and has informed the air operator of any deficiencies that must be corrected.
(3) The Minister shall give final approval to a conditionally approved training program when the air operator demonstrates that the training conducted under that program is adequate to permit the persons who receive it to safely perform their assigned duties.
Training and Qualification Records
704.117 (1) Every air operator shall, for each person who is required to receive training under this Subpart, establish and maintain a record of
(a) the person’s name and, where applicable, personnel licence number, type and ratings;
(b) if applicable, the person’s medical category and the expiry date of that category;
(c) the dates on which the person, while in the air operator’s employ, successfully completed any training, pilot proficiency check or examination required under this Subpart or obtained any qualification required under this Subpart;
(d) information relating to any failure of the person, while in the air operator’s employ, to successfully complete any training, pilot proficiency check or examination required under this Subpart or to obtain any qualification required under this Subpart; and
(e) the type of aircraft or flight training equipment used for any training, pilot proficiency check or qualification required under this Subpart.
(2) An air operator shall retain the records referred to in paragraphs (1)(c) and (d) and a record of each pilot proficiency check for at least three years.
(3) An air operator shall retain a copy of the most recent written examination completed by each pilot for each type of aircraft for which the pilot has a qualification.
Division IX — Manuals
Requirements relating to Company Operations Manual
704.120 (1) Every air operator shall establish and maintain a company operations manual that meets the requirements of section 704.121.
(2) An air operator shall submit its company operations manual, and any amendments to that manual, to the Minister.
(3) Where there is a change in any aspect of an air operator’s operation or where the company operations manual no longer meets the Commercial Air Service Standards, the air operator shall amend its company operations manual.
(4) The Minister shall, where the Commercial Air Service Standards are met, approve those parts of a company operations manual, and any amendments to those parts, that relate to the information required by section 704.121.
Contents of Company Operations Manual
704.121 (1) A company operations manual, which may be issued in separate parts corresponding to specific aspects of an operation, shall include the instructions and information necessary to enable the personnel concerned to perform their duties safely and shall contain the information required by the Commercial Air Service Standards.
(2) A company operations manual shall be such that
(a) all parts of the manual are consistent and compatible in form and content;
(b) the manual can be readily amended;
(c) the manual contains an amendment control page and a list of the pages that are in effect; and
(d) the manual has the date of the last amendment to each page specified on that page.
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