Part VII — Commercial Air Services (continued)
Subpart 3 — Air Taxi Operations (continued)
Division VII — Personnel Requirements (continued)
Division VIII — Training
(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
(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
(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
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Training and Qualification Records
(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.
Division IX — Manuals
Requirements Relating to Company Operations Manual
(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
703.105 (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
Distribution of Company Operations Manual
703.106 (1) Subject to subsection (2), an air operator shall provide a copy of the appropriate parts of its company operations manual, including any amendments to those parts, to each of its crew members and to its ground operations and maintenance personnel.
(2) An air operator may place a copy of the appropriate parts of its company operations manual in each aircraft that it operates, instead of providing a copy to each crew member, if the air operator has established in its company operations manual procedures for amending that manual.
(3) Every person who has been provided with a copy of the appropriate parts of a company operations manual pursuant to subsection (1) shall keep it up to date with the amendments provided and shall ensure that the appropriate parts are accessible when the person is performing assigned duties.
Standard Operating Procedures
703.107 (1) Every air operator shall, for each of its aircraft that is required to be operated by two or more pilots, establish and maintain standard operating procedures that enable the crew members to operate the aircraft within the limitations specified in the aircraft flight manual and that meet the Commercial Air Service Standards.
(2) An air operator that has established standard operating procedures for an aircraft shall ensure that a copy of the standard operating procedures is carried on board the aircraft.
Subpart 4 — Commuter Operations
Division I — General
704.01 This Subpart applies in respect of the operation by a Canadian air operator, in an air transport service or in aerial work involving sightseeing operations, of any of the following aircraft:
(a) a multi-engined aeroplane that has a MCTOW of 8 618 kg (19,000 pounds) or less and a seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of 10 to 19 inclusive;
(b) a turbo-jet-powered aeroplane that has a maximum zero fuel weight of 22 680 kg (50,000 pounds) or less and for which a Canadian type certificate has been issued authorizing the transport of not more than 19 passengers;
(b.1) a multi-engined helicopter with a seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of 10 to 19 inclusive, unless it is certified for operation with one pilot and operated under VFR; and
(c) any aircraft that is authorized by the Minister to be operated under this Subpart.
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