Advanced Qualification Program Evaluator Manual TP 14672

CHAPTER 4 – TRANSPORT CANADA APPROVAL PROCEDURES

4.1 AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application Form Review

4.1.1 The appropriate Transport Canada office will, upon receipt of the AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form, confirm that the AQP Evaluator nominee:

  1. is acceptable in terms of experience, competency and professional and personal suitability; and
  2. meets the qualifications and training requirements set out in Chapter12, as applicable, or that any deviation is justified and acceptable.

4.1.2 Where an air operator is requesting evaluator authority, the Issuing Authority will verify the requirement for an evaluator considering:

  1. the number and variety of aircraft operated;
  2. the location of the air operator’s bases and accessibility;
  3. the type of operation; and
  4. the number of evaluators employed by the air operator (where applicable).

4.1.3 TC will also verify the air operator's safety record and performance related to training and record keeping as required by Chapter7.

4.1.4TC will contact the air operator to arrange a meeting between each type E and V evaluator nominee and a TC Inspector for an initial appointment briefing. In cases where additional authority is being requested, TC may waive this requirement based on TC’s knowledge of the nominee and his/her experience level.

4.2 TC Inspector Briefing for Initial Appointment

4.2.1 A TC Inspector will assess the knowledge of the AQP Evaluator nominee on the following topics:

  1. the procedures and technique associated with conducting a validation/evaluation;
  2. the technique and standards used in the assessment of candidates during a validation/evaluation;
  3. briefing and debriefing procedures and requirements;
  4. completion of the AQP Grade sheets and other required forms;
  5. air operator’s Approved AQP, including validation/evaluation strategies; and
  6. the contents and interpretation of the following publications as applicable to the type of validations/evaluations to be undertaken:
    1. CARs Part I, specifically the fee schedule;
    2. CAR Part IV, Personnel Licensing;
    3. CARs 601, 602, 605, 705, and associated CARs Standards, as appropriate;
    4. AQP Evaluator Manual;
    5. Authorized Persons Training Program for Type E Evaluators;
    6. Canada Air Pilot (CAP);
    7. Instrument Procedures Manual;
    8. Canada Flight Supplement;
    9. Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM);
    10. air operator's Company Operations Manual (COM), Operating Certificate and Operations Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Aircraft Operating Manuals (AOM), as applicable; and
    11. Commercial and Business Aviation Advisory Circulars (CBAAC).

4.3 Initial AQP Evaluator Monitor

4.3.1 A TC Inspector shall monitor a Type E Evaluator nominee as they conduct a LOE in a simulator of appropriate type for which approval is sought. This shall be done for initial applicants, as well as for evaluators seeking a change in their authority, through the addition of an aircraft type.

4.3.2 A TC Inspector shall monitor a Type V Evaluator nominee as they conduct a MV in a simulator of appropriate type for which approval is sought. This shall be done for initial applicants, as well as for evaluators seeking a change in their authority, through the addition of an aircraft type.

4.3.3 A Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE) shall monitor a Type O Evaluator nominee as the nominee conducts an Online Evaluation (OE) in the aircraft type for which approval is sought.

4.3.4During the AQP evaluator monitor referred to in paragraph 4.3.1 or 4.3.2, the Type E or Type V Evaluator nominee shall demonstrate the knowledge, ability and personal suitability to act as an evaluator by conducting the evaluation or validation (LOE or MV, as applicable) on a simulator type(s) specified on the AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form.

4.3.5Validations and evaluations conducted during an initial AQP evaluator monitor shall be on normal line crews and not on other evaluators or company training pilots.

4.3.6Subject to paragraph 4.3.7, where the evaluator nominee is seeking authority for more than one type of aircraft, the nominee shall demonstrate the ability to conduct an evaluation or validation on at least one of the aircraft types for which AQP evaluator approval is requested.

4.3.7The aircraft type chosen for the initial AQP evaluator monitor will be at the discretion of the Issuing Authority. If there are large differences in the characteristics of the aircraft for which AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority is being sought, or if the Issuing Authority has any concerns pertaining to the evaluator’s ability to conduct validations and evaluations on any aircraft type, a monitor may be required in each aircraft type.

4.3.8Upon successful completion of the initial AQP evaluator monitor(s), the TC Inspector (for Type E or Type V Evaluators) or the Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE) (for Type O Evaluators) will sign the appropriate flight check report and attach a copy of the AQP Evaluator Monitor Report(s) (AppendixD) to the AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form.

4.4AQP Evaluator Application Approval

4.4.1 Based on the nominee’s qualifications, experience and demonstrated ability, the Inspector shall complete the recommendation block on the AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority Application form.

4.4.2 Where the AQP Evaluator nominee is considered satisfactory, the Inspector shall indicate this by checking the "Yes" box. In addition to this, the Inspector shall also recommend that the AQP Evaluator Delegation of Authority be issued as requested.

4.4.3 The Issuing Authority shall then complete the approval block of the application form and where the candidate is successful, issue an AQP Evaluator Letter of Authority (AppendixB) in accordance with Chapter5.

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