Canadian Aviation Regulations
602.159 (1) A Canadian operator of an aeroplane, or a foreign operator of an aeroplane registered in a foreign state that issues equivalent exemptions to Canadian operators, may apply for a temporary exemption from the requirements of paragraph 602.152(a) in respect of that aeroplane if the application is submitted in writing to the Minister by no later than April 1, 2001.
(2) The Minister shall approve an application made pursuant to subsection (1) if the operator demonstrates that
(a) at least 85 per cent of the aeroplanes operated by the operator to or from an aerodrome in Canada will be Chapter 3 aeroplanes on or before October 1, 2001; and
(b) each Chapter 2 aeroplane operated by the operator to or from an aerodrome in Canada will, as soon as practicable,
(i) be replaced by a Chapter 3 aeroplane, as demonstrated by proof of a firm order to lease or buy the Chapter 3 aeroplane, or
(ii) be converted to a Chapter 3 aeroplane, as demonstrated by proof of a signed contract for such a conversion.
(3) The duration of an exemption issued pursuant to this section shall be determined by the Minister, based on the material provided by the operator in connection with the application and on the time needed by the operator to modify the composition of the operator’s fleet, but no exemption shall be issued pursuant to this section that would permit the operation of a Chapter 2 aeroplane after December 31, 2003.
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