Schedule VII—Air Operations

Special Flight Operations

Item Document or Preparatory Action in Respect of Which a Charge is Imposed Charge Service Description Service Characteristic Service Standards
Normal Days Maximum Days
1 Issuance of a special flight operations certificate, in respect of:
(a) a special aviation event with 10 000 or fewer spectators. $50 Upon request for the issuance of a special flight operations certificate (SFOC), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) will provide all relative regulations, standards as well as guidance material to the applicant. TCCA will review the application and supporting documents to ensure that they meet the requirements and comply with the appropriate standards. Following coordination with other agencies and a possible visit to the site, an SFOC will be issued. Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 10 20
(b) a special aviation event with more than 10 000 spectators and 50 000 or fewer spectators. $100 Same as 1(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 10 20
(c) a special aviation event with more than 50 000 spectators. $200 Same as 1(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 10 20
(d) balloon operations with fare-paying passengers. $475 Same as 1(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 10 20
2 Issuance of a statement of aerobatic competency (Canadian Aviation Regulation  [CAR] Standard 623.06). $125 Upon receipt of an application, TCCA will review the applicant’s qualifications and experience to ensure that requirements specified in the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Aerobatic Competency Evaluation (ACE) Program are met. A ground briefing is required as well as observing, evaluating and debriefing an aerobatic performance before the certificate can be issued. Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 10 20

Commercial Air Services

Item Document or Preparatory Action in Respect of Which a Charge is Imposed Charge Service Description Service Characteristic Service Standards
Normal Days Maximum Days
8 Issuance of an Air Operator Certificate, in respect of:
(a) aerial work (CAR 702). $2,500 Upon receipt of an application, TCCA will provide a letter detailing contacts and required information. Inspectors will thoroughly review all aspects of the proposed operations and assess the applicant's facilities and organizational structure to ensure they meet the requirements. The air operator’s organization and facilities will be inspected in the context of the certification process, including interviews of prospective management personnel. Also, all company manuals and documentation will be verified to ensure compliance with the regulations and standards prior to the issuance of the Air Operator Certificate. Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 60 120
(b) air taxi operations—
VFR (CAR  703).
$2,700 Same as 8(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 90 120
(c) air taxi operations—
IFR (CAR 703).
$4,700 Same as 8(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 90 120
(d) commuter operations 
(CAR 704).
$8,000 Same as 8(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 120 180
(e) airline operations—
turbine-powered aircraft having 50 or more passenger seats (CAR 705).
$30,000 Same as 8(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office or Headquarters. 150 210
(f) other airline operations 
(CAR 705).
$20,000 Same as 8(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office or Headquarters. 150 210
9 Issuance of a Canadian Foreign Air Operator Certificate 
(CAR 701).
$500 Upon receipt of a complete application from a foreign air operator, TCCA will review all required documents and, if necessary, conduct a base inspection of the applicant’s operations. This includes assessment of the organizational structure and training, office and maintenance facilities. All company manuals and documentation will be verified to ensure compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and applicable CARs requirements prior to issuance of a Foreign Air Operator Certificate. Requests are submitted to Headquarters. 90 180
10 Issuance of an amendment to an Air Operator Certificate, other than an amendment to remove an authority, in respect of:
(a) an Air Operator Certificate—
aerial work.
$450 Upon receipt of an application for an amendment to a certificate, TCCA will review the documentation including company manuals, and training programs. TCCA will ensure that all qualifications are completed and that requirements in the regulations and standards have been met. Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 20 40
(b) the introduction of a new aircraft type—
aerial work.
$500 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 20 40
(c) an Air Operator Certificate—air taxi operations—VFR. $450 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 20 40
(d) the introduction of a new aircraft type—air taxi operations—VFR. $525 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 20 40
(e) an Air Operator Certificate—air taxi operations—IFR. $450 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 60
(f) the introduction of a new aircraft type—air taxi operations—IFR. $525 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 60
(g) an Air Operator Certificate—
commuter operations.
$775 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 60
(h) the introduction of a new aircraft type—commuter operations. $900 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 210
(i) an air operator certificate or operations specifications—airline operations—turbine-powered aircraft having 50 or more passenger seats $1,000 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 90
(j) an Air Operator Certificate or operations specifications— other airline operations. $1,000 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 90
(k) the introduction of a new aircraft type— airline operations—turbine-powered aircraft having 50 or more passenger seats. $20,000 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 150 210
(l) the introduction of a new aircraft type—other airline operations. $12,000 Same as 10(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 150 210
11 Issuance of an amendment to a Canadian Foreign Air Operator Certificate. $100 Upon receipt of an application for an amendment to a Canadian Foreign Air Operator Certificate, TCCA will review all required documentation to ensure compliance with the regulations and standards. Requests are submitted to Headquarters. 10 30
12 Issuance of an amendment to the operations specifications in a Canadian Foreign Air Operator Certificate, other than to remove an authority. $125 Same as 11. Requests are submitted to Headquarters. 10 30
13 Reinstatement of a suspended Air Operator Certificate or of operations specifications, other than in the case of a voluntary surrender of the certificate, in respect of:
(a) aerial work. $450 Upon receipt of an application for the reinstatement of a suspended Air Operator Certificate or operations specification, TCCA will determine if the operator now meets the requirements that had previously not been met and that led to the suspension. A follow-up inspection to determine if the requirements have been met may be required. Once records have been reviewed and fees collected, the certificate will be re-issued. Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 90
(b) air taxi operations—VFR. $450 Same as 13(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 90
(c) air taxi operations—IFR. $450 Same as 13(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 30
(d) commuter operations. $800 Same as 13(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 30 90
(e) airline operations—turbine-powered aircraft having 50 or more passenger seats. $800 Same as 13(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office or Headquarters. 30 90
(f) other airline operations. $800 Same as 13(a). Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office or Headquarters. 30 90
14 Issuance of an amendment to an Air Operator Certificate or a Canadian Foreign Air Operator Certificate or to operations specifications to remove an authority. $50 Upon receipt of an application for an amendment to remove an authority, TCCA will review the documents and remove the authority. Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office or Headquarters. 10 30
15 Reinstatement of a Canadian Foreign Air Operator Certificate or of operations specifications, other than in the case of a voluntary surrender of the certificate. $75 Upon receipt of an application for the reinstatement of a certificate, TCCA will determine if the operator now meets the requirements that had previously not been met and that led to the suspension. A follow-up inspection to determine if the standard has been met may be required. Once records have been reviewed and fees collected, the certificate will be re-issued. Requests are submitted to Headquarters. 10 30
16 Issuance of a ministerial authorization under Part VII, other than under section 701.10. $325 Upon receipt of a complete and accurate submission of all relevant documentation in accordance with Civil Aviation Directive (CAD) 1, TCCA will examine and evaluate the request. The authorization will be issued when all applicable conditions are met. Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office or Headquarters. 7 14
17 Reinstatement of an Air Operator Certificate or Canadian Foreign Air Operator Certificate that was voluntarily surrendered. $50 Upon receipt of an application for the reinstatement of a certificate that was voluntarily surrendered, TCCA will determine if the operator still meets the requirements for the certificate. An inspection to determine if the standards have been met could be required. Once records have been reviewed and fees collected, the certificate will be re-issued. Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office or Headquarters. 10 30
18 Printing of a copy of an Air Operator Certificate for a non-holder of the certificate. $50 Upon receipt of a request to print a copy of an air operator certificate for a non-holder of the certificate, TCCA will provide a copy of the air operator certificate. Requests are submitted to the applicable regional office. 2
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