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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 604.53 from 2014-05-29 to 2019-05-14:


 No person shall file a flight plan indicating that an aircraft operated by a private operator can be operated in accordance with Canadian minimum navigation performance specifications (CMNPS) or required navigation performance capability (RNPC) unless

  • (a) the private operator is authorized under a special authorization to operate the aircraft in accordance with CMNPS or RNPC;

  • (b) every flight crew member has received CMNPS or RNPC training, for which the validity period has not expired, in

    • (i) normal operating procedures, including long-range navigation system pre-flight data entry and periodic cross-checking of the system position display against the aircraft position,

    • (ii) the method of monitoring and cross-checking the long-range navigation system that is coupled to the auto-pilot,

    • (iii) the actions to be taken in the event of a discrepancy among long-range navigation systems, and the method of determining which is the most accurate or reliable system,

    • (iv) contingency procedures,

    • (v) the actions to be taken in the event of a failure of one or more long-range navigation systems,

    • (vi) the procedure for manually updating long-range navigation systems,

    • (vii) airborne emergency procedures, including realignment, if applicable,

    • (viii) the procedure for regaining track after a deliberate or accidental deviation from the cleared track, and

    • (ix) RNAV systems; and

  • (c) the aircraft is equipped with at least two independent long-range navigation systems or is operated as follows:

    • (i) in the case of an aircraft equipped only with the radio navigation equipment referred to in paragraph 605.18(j), the aircraft is operated only on high level airways, and

    • (ii) in the case of an aircraft equipped with at least two independent navigation systems, one of which is a long-range navigation system, the aircraft is operated only in RNPC airspace

      • (A) on high level fixed RNAV routes,

      • (B) on direct routes that begin and end within the reception range of ground-based navigation aids, or

      • (C) on high level airways.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18
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