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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 604.141 from 2014-05-29 to 2019-05-14:

  •  (1) No private operator shall permit a person to act — and no person shall act — as the operations manager unless

    • (a) the person

      • (i) holds, or has held, the licence and ratings required by Part IV to act as a pilot-in-command on an aircraft operated by the private operator, or

      • (ii) has acquired at least three years of supervisory experience with a private operator or air operator whose operations and activities are of a size, nature and complexity that correspond to the size, nature and complexity of the operations and activities of the private operator; and

    • (b) the person has demonstrated to the private operator knowledge of

      • (i) the content of the private operator’s operations manual, and

      • (ii) the provisions of this Subpart and of any other applicable laws, regulations or standards that ensure the safety of the private operator’s operations or affect the person’s responsibilities.

  • (2) The operations manager is responsible for the operational control of the private operator’s operations and shall

    • (a) coordinate the activities that affect operational control, including activities relating to

      • (i) maintenance,

      • (ii) crew members’ schedules,

      • (iii) load control, and

      • (iv) aircraft operation schedules;

    • (b) implement the private operator’s policies and procedures to ensure that the private operator’s operations meet the requirements of this Subpart;

    • (c) if the operations manager receives aeronautical information that indicates a risk to the safety of a flight, ensure that corrective actions are taken to manage or mitigate the risk;

    • (d) ensure the dissemination of aircraft safety information to the private operator’s personnel; and

    • (e) implement the emergency response procedures referred to in paragraph 604.203(1)(e).

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18

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