Part VI — General Operating and Flight Rules (continued)
Subpart 5 — Aircraft Requirements (continued)
Division II — Aircraft Equipment Requirements (continued)
(2) An aircraft set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection shall, for the area of operation set out in column II of the item, be equipped with the quantity and type of ELTs referred to in column III of that item, which ELTs shall be armed, if so specified in the aircraft flight manual, aircraft operating manual, pilot operating handbook or equivalent document provided by the manufacturer.
Column I Column II Column III Item Aircraft Area of Operation Minimum Equipment 1 All aircraft except those referred to in subsection (3) Over land One ELT of Type AD, AF, AP, A or F 2 Large multi-engined turbo-jet aeroplanes engaged in an air transport service carrying passengers Over water at a distance from land that requires the carriage of life rafts pursuant to section 602.63 Two ELTs of Type W or S or one of each 3 All aircraft that require an ELT other than those set out in item 2 Over water at a distance from land that requires the carriage of life rafts pursuant to section 602.63 One ELT of Type W or S
(3) An aircraft referred to in subsection (1) may be operated without an ELT on board where the aircraft is
(a) a glider, balloon, airship, ultra-light aeroplane or gyroplane;
(b) [Repealed, SOR/2002-345, s. 2]
(c) registered under the laws of a contracting state or a state that is a party to an agreement entered into with Canada relating to interstate flying, and is equipped with a serviceable radio transmitter that
(d) operated by the holder of a flight training unit operating certificate, engaged in flight training and operated within 25 nautical miles of the aerodrome of departure;
(e) engaged in a flight test;
(f) a new aircraft engaged in flight operations incidental to manufacture, preparation or delivery of the aircraft;
(g) operated for the purpose of permitting a person to conduct a parachute descent within 25 nautical miles of the aerodrome of departure; or
(h) operated in accordance with section 605.39.
(4) If an aircraft is equipped with one or more ELTs that transmit on the 406 MHz frequency, the owner shall register each ELT with
- SOR/2002-345, s. 2
- SOR/2020-238, s. 5
Use of ELTs
(a) repairs the ELT or removes it from the aircraft at the first aerodrome at which repairs or removal can be accomplished;
(b) on removal of the ELT, sends the ELT to a maintenance facility; and
(c) displays on a readily visible placard within the aircraft cockpit, until the ELT is replaced, a notice stating that the ELT has been removed and setting out the date of its removal.
(2) If an aircraft is required to have one ELT under section 605.38, the operator shall re-equip the aircraft with a serviceable ELT within
(3) If an aircraft is required to have two ELTs under section 605.38, the operator shall
(a) if one of the ELTs is unserviceable, repair or replace it within 10 days after the date of removal; and
(b) if both ELTs are unserviceable, repair or replace
- SOR/2002-345, s. 3
(2) A person may activate an ELT, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, for the purpose of testing the ELT for a duration of not more than five seconds during the first five minutes of any hour UTC in the case of an ELT that transmits on the 121.5 MHz frequency or an ELT that transmits on both the 406 MHz and the 121.5 MHz frequencies.
(3) If an ELT has been inadvertently activated during flight, the pilot-in-command of the aircraft shall ensure, as soon as feasible, that
- SOR/2002-345, s. 4
- SOR/2020-238, s. 8
Third Attitude Indicator
605.41 (1) No person shall conduct a take-off in a turbo-jet-powered aeroplane that is operated under Part VII without a third attitude indicator that meets the requirements of section 625.41 of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards unless the aeroplane
(2) No person shall conduct a take-off in a transport category aircraft without a third attitude indicator that meets the requirements of section 625.41 of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards unless the aircraft
(3) No person shall conduct a take-off in a turbo-propeller powered aeroplane that is operated under Part VII without a third attitude indicator that meets the requirements of section 625.41 of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards unless the aeroplane
(4) After December 20, 2010, no person shall conduct a take-off in a turbo-propeller powered aeroplane having a passenger seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of 10 or more, and operated under Part VII, unless the aeroplane is equipped with a third attitude indicator that meets the requirements of section 625.41 of the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards.
- SOR/2006-77, s. 22
- SOR/2015-160, s. 29(F)
605.42 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no operator shall operate a turbine-powered aeroplane that has a seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of six or more, unless the aeroplane is equipped with an operative TAWS that
(a) meets the requirements for Class A or Class B equipment set out in CAN-TSO-C151a or a more recent version of it;
(b) meets the altitude accuracy requirements set out in section 551.102 of Chapter 551 of the Airworthiness Manual; and
(c) has a terrain and airport database compatible with the area of operation.
(2) The operator may operate the aeroplane without its being equipped with an operative TAWS if
(a) the aeroplane is operated in day VFR only;
(b) in the event that a minimum equipment list has not been approved by the Minister and subject to subsection 605.08(1), the operation takes place within the three days after the day on which the failure of the TAWS occurs; or
(c) it is necessary for the pilot-in-command to deactivate, in the interests of aviation safety, the TAWS or any of its modes and the pilot-in-command does so in accordance with the aircraft flight manual, aircraft operating manual, flight manual supplement or minimum equipment list.
(3) This section does not apply in respect of aeroplanes manufactured on or before the day on which this section comes into force until the day that is two years after that day.
- SOR/2012-136, s. 10
- SOR/2020-253, s. 8
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