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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2021-04-05 and last amended on 2021-01-01. Previous Versions

Part VI — General Operating and Flight Rules (continued)

Subpart 6 — Miscellaneous (continued)

Synthetic Flight Training Equipment

  •  (1) Except in the case of a remotely piloted aircraft system, no person shall use synthetic flight training equipment to provide training or to conduct a skills assessment required under Part IV, this Part or Part VII, unless there is in force in respect of that equipment a flight simulator certificate or flight training device certificate issued under subsection (2) or an equivalent approval or certificate issued under the laws of a foreign state with which Canada has an agreement respecting such equipment.

  • (2) The Minister shall, where it is determined that the synthetic flight training equipment meets the standards set out for that equipment in the Aeroplane and Rotorcraft Simulator Manual, issue to the operator of that equipment a flight simulator certificate or flight training device certificate.

  • (3) A certificate issued pursuant to subsection (2) shall set out the following information:

    • (a) the name of the operator of the synthetic flight training equipment;

    • (b) the type, model or series number of aircraft represented;

    • (c) the qualification level of the synthetic flight training equipment; and

    • (d) the date of issuance of the certificate.

  • (4) No certificate issued pursuant to subsection (2) remains in force unless the synthetic flight training equipment in respect of which the certificate has been issued

    • (a) maintains the performance, function and other characteristics that are required for the issuance of the certificate, except in the cases set out in the Simulator Component Inoperative Guide (SCIG);

    • (b) is maintained in accordance with the procedures set out in the Aeroplane and Rotorcraft Simulator Manual; and

    • (c) is changed as required, where the aircraft type, model or series number represented by the synthetic flight training equipment undergoes a change as a result of the issuance of an airworthiness directive or an amendment to this Part or Part VII that affects the training being conducted.

  • (5) A certificate issued pursuant to subsection (2) remains in force where the synthetic flight training equipment in respect of which the certificate has been issued is re-evaluated

    • (a) in the case of a flight simulator, at least every six months; or

    • (b) in the case of a flight training device, at least every 12 months.

  • (6) Subject to subsection (7), the certificate referred to in subsection (5) remains in force

    • (a) in the case of a flight simulator, until the first day of the seventh month following the month in which the flight simulator was evaluated; or

    • (b) in the case of a flight training device, until the first day of the thirteenth month following the month in which the flight training device was evaluated.

  • (7) The Minister may extend the period in respect of which a flight simulator certificate or a flight training device certificate is in force by up to 60 days where the Minister is of the opinion that aviation safety is not likely to be affected.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 23
  • SOR/2019-11, s. 21

Part VII — Commercial Air Services

Division I — General

Interpretation

 In this Part,

acclimatized

acclimatized describes a flight crew member whose biorhythm is aligned with local time; (acclimaté)

all-cargo aeroplane

all-cargo aeroplane means an aeroplane that is equipped and used mainly for the carriage of goods; (avion tout-cargo)

areas of operation

areas of operation means areas in which operations are conducted between points in Canada, between points in Canada and points abroad, and between points abroad; (régions d’exploitation)

class 1 rest facility

class 1 rest facility means a bunk or other horizontal surface located in an area that

  • (a) is separated from the flight deck and passenger cabin;

  • (b) has devices to control the temperature and light; and

  • (c) is subject to a minimal level of noise and other disturbances; (poste de repos de classe 1)

class 2 rest facility

class 2 rest facility means a seat that allows for a horizontal sleeping position in an area that

  • (a) is separated from passengers by a curtain or other means of separation that reduces light and sound;

  • (b) is equipped with portable oxygen equipment; and

  • (c) minimizes disturbances by passengers and crew members; (poste de repos de classe 2)

class 3 rest facility

class 3 rest facility means a seat that reclines at least 40° from vertical and that has leg and foot support; (poste de repos de classe 3)

early duty

early duty means hours of work that begin between 02:00 and 06:59 at the location where the flight crew member is acclimatized; (service de début de journée)

employed on a full-time basis

employed on a full-time basis means working for an air operator on a continuous basis for at least the number of hours required to carry out the duties of the position for the safe operation of the commercial air service; (employé à temps plein)

extended charter

extended charter means the charter of a Canadian commercial aircraft to a Canadian or foreign air operator for a period of 21 days or more in order to supplement the fleet of the charterer; (affrètement de durée prolongée)

farmer

farmer means a person whose primary source of income is derived from the tillage of the soil, the raising of livestock or poultry, dairy farming, the growing of grain, fruit, vegetables or tobacco, or any other operation of a similar nature; (agriculteur)

flight crew member on reserve

flight crew member on reserve means a flight crew member who has been designated by an air operator to be available to report for flight duty on notice of more than one hour; (membre d’équipage de conduite en réserve)

late duty

late duty means hours of work that end between midnight and 01:59 at the location where the flight crew member is acclimatized; (service de fin de journée)

local night’s rest

local night’s rest means a rest period of at least nine hours that takes place between 22:30 and 09:30 at the location where the flight crew member is acclimatized; (nuit de repos locale)

main base

main base means a location at which an air operator has personnel, aircraft and facilities for the conducting of aerial work or the operation of an air transport service and that is established as the principal place of business of the air operator; (base principale)

net take-off flight path

net take-off flight path means the one-engine-inoperative flight path that starts at a height of 35 feet at the end of the take-off distance required and extends to a height of at least 1,500 feet AGL, reduced at each point by a gradient of climb equal to 0.8 per cent for two-engined aeroplanes, 0.9 per cent for three-engined aeroplanes and 1.0 per cent for four-engined aeroplanes; (trajectoire nette de décollage)

night duty

night duty means hours of work that begin between 13:00 and 01:59 and that end after 01:59 at a location where the flight crew member is acclimatized; (service de nuit)

operations between points abroad

operations between points abroad means air service operations that are conducted wholly outside Canada for any length of time; (exploitation entre points à l’étranger)

reserve availability period

reserve availability period means the period in any period of 24 consecutive hours during which a flight crew member on reserve is available to report for flight duty; (période de disponibilité en réserve)

reserve duty period

reserve duty period means the period that begins at the time that a flight crew member on reserve is available to report for flight duty and ends at the time that the flight duty period ends; (période de service en réserve)

single day free from duty

single day free from duty means time free from duty from the beginning of the first local night’s rest until the end of the following local night’s rest; (journée isolée sans service)

sub-base

sub-base means a location at which an air operator positions aircraft and personnel and from which operational control is exercised in accordance with the air operator’s operational control system; (base secondaire)

types of operation

types of operation means VFR, VFR at night and IFR operations; (types de vols)

types of service

types of service means a domestic service, a scheduled international service, a non-scheduled international service and a sightseeing operation; (types de service)

window of circadian low

window of circadian low means the period that begins at 02:00 and ends at 05:59 at the location where the flight crew member is acclimatized. (phase de dépression circadienne)

  • SOR/2003-121, s. 1
  • SOR/2009-152, s. 2
  • SOR/2018-269, s. 10
 
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