Chapter 1 - Introduction

1.1  PURPOSE

The purpose of this Manual is to provide practical guidance to staff carrying out the duties of aircraft registration.

1.2  SCOPE

This Manual covers all aspects of the Canadian Aviation Regulations CARs 200, 201 and 202 as well as the Standard 222 does not cover CARs 203 transactions which are described in the Aircraft Leasing Operations - Administrative Procedures Manual (TP 13090).

1.3  FORMAT

The Manual is designed to take the reader through all phases of the registration cycle with details on the procedures to be followed. Practical guidance is also provided through answers to "typical questions" pertaining to various subjects in the Manual.

Throughout the Manual you will see references to various sections of the CARs which you may wish to review for further information. These references provide the reader with valuable background on the regulatory basis for aircraft registration work. The CARs also contain useful definitions in Part I which apply throughout the regulations, as well as definitions pertinent to the various specialties at the outset of other parts. You should familiarize yourself with the definitions at the outset of Part II (CARs 200.01).

1.4  QUALITY ASSURANCE REVIEWS

Following the procedures set out in this Manual should ensure a consistent approach, nationally, to administering aircraft registration transactions. Discrepancies with these procedures and best practices which can form the basis for improving these procedures will be discussed during headquarters visits to regions and Transport Canada Centres (TCCs) as part of the Quality Assurance Review process.

1.5  AMENDMENTS

Any suggestions for amendments to this Manual should be directed to the Chief, Aircraft Registration & Leasing in Ottawa. You can make suggestions in writing (including e-mail) or by telephoning (613) 990-1056. If it involves a proposed policy or procedural change, the views of all regions will be sought through discussion at he monthly teleconferences or at the annual Aircraft Registration & Leasing workshop.

1.6  A WORD ABOUT FUNCTIONAL GUIDANCE

Aircraft Registration and Leasing activities are administered primarily from regional offices and TCCs. If problems arise, or there are questions about how to interpret the regulations and standards or any sections of this Manual, functional specialists in Headquarters are available to provide guidance and seek legal opinions. TCC staff are welcome to contact headquarters specialists directly but may wish to consult first with their respective regional offices.

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