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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-08-08. Previous Versions

Part VII — Commercial Air Services (continued)

Subpart 3 — Air Taxi Operations (continued)

Division VII — Personnel Requirements (continued)

Qualifications of Operational Control Personnel
  •  (1) No air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act in an operational control position unless that person has fulfilled the training requirements set out in this Subpart and has demonstrated to the air operator the knowledge and abilities required by the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • (2) A person who has not acted in an operational control position within the previous three months shall, prior to acting in an operational control position, satisfy the air operator that the person still has the knowledge and abilities referred to in subsection (1).

Check Authority
  •  (1) A pilot proficiency check shall be conducted by the Minister.

  • (2) Any other check required under this Subpart may be conducted by the Minister.

Validity Period
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the validity period of a pilot proficiency check, a competency check and the annual training referred to in section 703.98 expires on the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the pilot proficiency check, competency check or training was completed.

  • (2) Where a pilot proficiency check, a competency check or annual training is renewed within the last 90 days of its validity period, its validity period is extended by 12 months.

  • (3) The Minister may extend the validity period of a pilot proficiency check, a competency check or annual training by up to 60 days where the Minister is of the opinion that aviation safety is not likely to be affected.

  • (4) Where the validity period of a pilot proficiency check, a competency check or annual training has been expired for 24 months or more, the person shall requalify by meeting the training requirements specified in the Commercial Air Service Standards.

[703.92 to 703.97 reserved]

Division VIII — Training

Training Program
  •  (1) Every air operator shall establish and maintain a ground and flight 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.

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

    • (a) company indoctrination training;

    • (b) upgrading training;

    • (c) initial and annual training, including

      • (i) aircraft type training,

      • (ii) aircraft servicing and ground handling training,

      • (iii) emergency procedures training,

      • (iv) training for operational control personnel, and

      • (v) aircraft surface contamination training for pilots and other operations personnel; and

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

  • (3) An air operator shall

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

    • (b) ensure that qualified personnel are provided for its ground and flight 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 receive the training described in subparagraph (2)(c)(v).

  • (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. 15
Training and Qualification Records
  •  (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, competency 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, competency 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, competency 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.

[703.100 to 703.103 reserved]

Division IX — Manuals

Requirements Relating to Company Operations Manual
  •  (1) Every air operator shall establish and maintain a company operations manual that meets the requirements of section 703.105.

  • (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 703.105.

Contents of Company Operations Manual
  •  (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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