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Version of section 521.159 from 2009-12-01 to 2019-06-13:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), an applicant for the approval of a change to the type design of an aeronautical product that results in a change in the noise levels of an aircraft shall demonstrate

    • (a) that the aircraft meets the noise standards specified in Subchapter A of Chapter 516 — Aircraft Emissions of the Airworthiness Manual; or

    • (b) that the aircraft continues to meet the noise standards that applied before the change was undertaken and that are recorded in the type certificate data sheets or in a document that has been accepted by the Minister as being equivalent to a type certificate for that aircraft.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of

    • (a) a restricted category aircraft for use in agricultural operations or fire prevention and suppression;

    • (b) the installation or removal of floats or skis;

    • (c) the installation or removal of external equipment on a rotorcraft; or

    • (d) an aircraft whose certification basis does not contain noise standards, if the change to the type design does not involve

      • (i) a change in the number or type of propellers,

      • (ii) a change in the number of engines or in the principle of propulsion of the engines, or

      • (iii) in the case of a rotorcraft, a change in the number of rotors or in the principle of operation of the rotors.

  • (3) An applicant for the approval of a change to the type design of a turbine-powered aircraft shall demonstrate that the aircraft meets the standards respecting the prevention of intentional fuel venting specified in Subchapter B of Chapter 516 — Aircraft Emissions of the Airworthiness Manual.

  • (4) An applicant for the approval of a change to the type design of an aircraft engine shall demonstrate that the aircraft engine meets the smoke and gaseous aircraft emissions standards specified in Subchapter B of Chapter 516 — Aircraft Emissions of the Airworthiness Manual.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 26
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