2.1 General

2.1.1  The Minister's duty to develop, regulate and supervise aeronautics under section 4.2 of the Aeronautics Act is symbolized by the issue of a Canadian AOC (FTA) to foreign air operators conducting SAS operations in Canada.

NOTE:  For the purpose of this Manual, a Canadian AOC (FTA) shall be referred to as an FTA AOC.

2.1.2  In order to issue an FTA AOC there must be confirmation that the flight crew members are competent and the proposed aircraft are airworthy. To achieve this, the foreign air operator must submit documentation issued by its Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), affirming that the foreign air operator will conduct the intended SAS activity to the same safety standard as would a company based in the country of intended operation.

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