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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 V — Airworthiness (continued)

Subpart 61 — Manufacture of Aeronautical Products (continued)

Quality Assurance Program

  •  (1) The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall, in order to ensure that all aspects of the activities carried out under the manufacturer certificate continue to comply with these Regulations, establish and maintain a quality assurance program, independent of the production control system, that

    • (a) is under the sole control of

      • (i) the person appointed under paragraph 561.04(1)(a), or

      • (ii) a person assigned the responsibility for the management of the quality assurance program under subsection 561.04(6); and

    • (b) meets the requirements specified in section 561.09 of Standard 561.

  • (2) The person referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall ensure that records related to the findings from the quality assurance program are distributed to the appropriate manager for corrective action and follow-up in accordance with the procedures specified in the manual.

  • (3) The person referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall establish and maintain an audit system that consists of

    • (a) an initial audit, within 12 months after the day on which the manufacturer certificate is issued, that covers all aspects of the manufacturer’s activities;

    • (b) subsequent audits conducted at the intervals set out in the manual;

    • (c) a record of each occurrence of compliance or non-compliance found during an audit referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

    • (d) procedures for ensuring that each finding of an audit is communicated to them;

    • (e) follow-up procedures for ensuring that corrective actions are effective; and

    • (f) a system for recording the findings of initial and periodic audits, corrective actions and follow-ups.

  • (4) The records required under paragraph (3)(f) shall be retained for the greater of

    • (a) two audit cycles; and

    • (b) two years.

  • (5) The quality assurance program duties related to specific tasks or activities shall be performed by persons who are not responsible for and have not been involved in the performance of the tasks or activities being audited.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4

Statement of Conformity

  •  (1) No person shall sign a statement of conformity in respect of an aeronautical product unless

    • (a) the statement contains the elements referred to in section 561.10 of Standard 561;

    • (b) the person has been authorized to do so by the person in control of the production control system;

    • (c) the aeronautical product is specified in the manufacturer certificate; and

    • (d) the aeronautical product has been manufactured in accordance with this Subpart.

  • (2) No person shall authorize a person to sign, on behalf of the holder of a manufacturer certificate, a statement of conformity unless the person being authorized has complied with the policies and procedures set out in the manual and has successfully completed the training required under section 561.11.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4

Training Program

 The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall

  • (a) establish and maintain a training program that includes the initial training, updating and any other training set out in section 561.11 of Standard 561 to ensure continued qualification that is appropriate to the function to be performed or supervised; and

  • (b) ensure that persons who are authorized to perform or supervise the performance of any function required under this Subpart are trained in respect of the parts of the policies and procedures of the holder of the manufacturer certificate and the parts of these Regulations applicable to that function.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4

Personnel Records

  •  (1) The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall establish and maintain a personnel record for each employee of the manufacturer and retain each record for at least three years after the end of their employment.

  • (2) A personnel record may be in paper or electronic form and shall include all of the employee’s qualifications, all authorizations to sign a statement of conformity pursuant to section 561.10 and a description of the training referred to in section 561.11.

  • (3) The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall ensure that a copy of any record required by this section is provided to the employee referred to in the record on the completion of each training activity or the granting of an authorization to sign a statement of conformity under section 561.10.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4

Control of Suppliers

  •  (1) The holder of a manufacturer certificate who contracts work to a supplier shall ensure that

    • (a) a written agreement with the supplier specifies the work to be performed by the supplier and provides that the Minister may have access to and inspect the supplier’s facilities and records to ensure compliance with this Subpart;

    • (b) work is contracted only to suppliers that have been evaluated in accordance with the policies and procedures set out in the manual;

    • (c) work is done under the holder’s supervision and is subject to the quality assurance program set out in section 561.09;

    • (d) the supplier’s capability to perform the contracted work is evaluated and monitored; and

    • (e) the aeronautical product conforms to its approved design.

  • (2) If a supplier holds, in respect of an aeronautical product, a manufacturer certificate or an equivalent document issued by a foreign state with which Canada has an airworthiness agreement or similar arrangement, the issuance of the supplier’s own statement of conformity in respect of that product is considered as meeting the requirements of paragraphs (1)(c) to (e).

  • (3) No supplier who performs work for a holder of a manufacturer certificate under this Subpart shall subcontract the work to another supplier without having first obtained the written consent of the holder of a manufacturer certificate.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4

Aeronautical Product Records

  •  (1) The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall establish and maintain records for each aeronautical product manufactured under a manufacturer certificate, including those specified in section 561.14 of Standard 561.

  • (2) The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall ensure that product records are kept for at least three years after the day on which the statement of conformity was signed.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4

Service Difficulty Reporting

 The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall report to the Minister, in accordance with Division IX of Subpart 21 of Part V, any reportable service difficulty related to an aeronautical product being manufactured.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4
  • SOR/2009-280, s. 29

Cessation of Manufacturing

 The holder of a manufacturer certificate shall notify the Minister in writing of the permanent cessation of the manufacture of an aeronautical product specified in the manufacturer certificate within 30 days after cessation.

  • SOR/2005-348, s. 4

Subpart 71 — Aircraft Maintenance Requirements

Application

 This Subpart applies, with the exception of remotely piloted aircraft systems that include remotely piloted aircraft having a maximum take-off weight of 25 kg (55 pounds) or less, ultra-light aeroplanes and hang gliders, in respect of the maintenance and elementary work performed on

  • (a) Canadian aircraft;

  • (b) foreign aircraft operated under Part IV or VII;

  • (c) foreign aircraft, other than aircraft referred to in paragraph (b), if the maintenance or elementary work is performed under the terms of an agreement or technical arrangement between Canada and the state of registry of the aircraft; and

  • (d) parts intended for installation on aircraft referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c).

  • SOR/2000-404, s. 3
  • SOR/2019-11, s. 14

Maintenance and Elementary Work Performance Rules

[SOR/2000-404, s. 4]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person who performs maintenance or elementary work on an aeronautical product shall use the most recent methods, techniques, practices, parts, materials, tools, equipment and test apparatuses that are

    • (a) specified for the aeronautical product in the most recent maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness developed by the manufacturer of that aeronautical product;

    • (b) equivalent to those specified by the manufacturer of that aeronautical product in the most recent maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness; or

    • (c) in accordance with recognized industry practices at the time the maintenance or elementary work is performed.

  • (2) A person who performs maintenance or elementary work pursuant to subsection (1) shall ensure that any measuring device or test equipment used

    • (a) meets the specifications of the manufacturer of the aeronautical product with respect to accuracy, taking into account the intended use; and

    • (b) if calibration requirements are published by the manufacturer of the measuring device or test equipment, is calibrated by means traceable to a national standard.

  • (3) Except if the work is performed in respect of an aircraft that is operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, no person shall supervise, or perform without supervision, an inspection using a method set out in column I of an item of Schedule I to this Subpart unless the person holds the personnel certification set out in column II of that item.

  • SOR/2002-112, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-122, s. 1
 
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