Part V - Standard 501 - Annual Airworthiness Information Report

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 2017-2

Content last revised: 2002/03/01

Preamble

Second Edition

Effective: October 10, 1996 

The first edition of Chapter 501 is effectively amendment 501-8. However, in line with the Canadian Aviation Regulations, with the exception of the terms and definitions which are now addressed in the CARs Part I, its content has been moved to Subpart 500 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, and Chapter 500 of the Airworthiness Manual which will be published shortly.

The new version of Chapter 501 sets out the standards and procedures in regard to the submission of the Annual Airworthiness Information Report. Its content comes from Subchapter 507F and AMA 507F/1. 

STANDARD 501 - ANNUAL AIRWORTHINESS INFORMATION REPORT

501.01 Requirement to Report

  1. (1) Unless a consolidated fleet report is used as provided for in subsection (2), or unless an aircraft is out of service as provided for in subsection (3), an Annual Airworthiness Information Report shall be submitted on form # 24-0059. As required by 501.02 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations the report shall include either additions of new information or corrections to any current Transport Canada (TC) information which may be pre-printed on the form. The report shall be submitted to the appropriate Transport Canada regional office not later than the due date. Details of the form and completion instructions are contained in Appendix A.

  2. Information Note:

  3. A computer generated copy of form #24-0059, pre-printed with current Transport Canada information about the aircraft, is normally mailed to the last known address of the registered owner several weeks in advance of the due date, which is printed on the form. It is therefore the owner's responsibility to ensure TC is advised of any address change.

  4. (2)

    1. (a) The owner of two or more aircraft can request approval to submit a single consolidated fleet report for some, or all, of his/her aircraft in lieu of submitting individual reports in respect of each of those aircraft.

    2. (b) The application is to be made to the Regional Director, Airworthiness of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft are registered, who will agree to the use of a consolidated report.

    3. (c) Consolidated fleet reports are to be submitted in an approved form and manner not later than on the approved due date, and shall contain information for each individual aircraft in the fleet. The approved due date for the consolidated report will be the date requested by the applicant, provided that date is mutually agreed to in accordance with 501.03 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

    4. Information Note:
      The owner will not be sent a reminder that a consolidated fleet report is coming due.

  5. (3)

    1. (a) Except as provided in (c), the owner of an aircraft that is out of service for one or more reporting periods is relieved from the obligation to submit a report for those reporting periods provided the appropriate section of form 24-0059 has been completed indicating, in the space provided, the approximate date that the aircraft is expected to return to service.

    2. Information Notes:

      1. (i) Transport Canada will not send another pre-printed 24-0059 form to the owner until several weeks in advance of the next due date following the date that the owner has indicated that the aircraft will return to service.

      2. (ii) Each reporting period is one complete calendar year.

    3. (b) Notification that an aircraft is being returned to service following relief from one or more reporting periods is to be submitted, in writing, to the Regional Director, Airworthiness of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered.

    4. Information Note:

    5. Relief from the reporting requirements detailed in paragraph 501.01(3)(a) of this chapter does not relieve the owner from the obligation to notify the Minister forthwith, when the aircraft is brought back into service, whether before, after, or on the date previously forecast.

    6. (c) The status of any out of service aircraft shall be indicated on the applicable consolidated fleet report.

501.02 Reportable Information

  1. (1) Pursuant to CAR 501.02 requirements, the following information shall be provided in the Annual Airworthiness Information Report:
    (amended 2002/03/01)

    1. (a) Aircraft nationality and registration marks *;

    2. (b) Aircraft total hours flown since new, and aircraft hours flown in the last calendar year;

    3. (c) Except for an aircraft being operated pursuant to Part IV or Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations the date of the most recent annual or equivalent inspection, and:

      1. (i) the name and licence number of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) who conducted and certified the inspection;
        (amended 2002/03/01)

      2. (ii) in the case where it was an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) which conducted the inspection, the name and approval number of the AMO; or

      3. (iii) in the case of an aircraft that is operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, the name of the owner if it was the owner who conducted the inspection;
        (amended 2002/03/01)

    4. (d) Whether the aircraft was significantly damaged since the last report and, if applicable, the date of repair certification;

    5. (e) Applicable Type Certificate number *;

    6. Information Note:

    7. Prior to the introduction of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, Transport Canada had shown the approval of a type design by the issue of a Type Approval. Where no Type Certificate has been issued, the previous Canadian Type Approval number, or in some cases the FAA Type Certificate number, is to be inserted into this area.

    8. (f) Aircraft base of operation *;

    9. (g) Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered *;

    10. (h) Type of flight authority *;

    11. (i) Aircraft purpose (i.e. private, commercial or state) *;

    12. (j) Aircraft make, model and serial number *;

    13. (k) Aircraft empty weight and maximum certified take-off weight *;

    14. (l) Engine(s), make, model and serial number(s), if applicable *;

    15. (m) Propeller(s), make, model and serial number(s), if applicable *;

    16. (n) Skis, make and model, if applicable *;

    17. (o) Floats, make and model, if applicable *; and,

    18. (p) Certification, by the date and signature of the registered owner, that the reported information is correct.

    19. Information Notes:

      1. (i) Current Transport Canada information for the items marked * will be pre-printed on form 24-0059, for checking and correction in the boxes provided.

      2. (ii) Total hours flown since new shall be current up to the reporting date; hours flown in the last calendar year refers to the period January 1 to December 31 of the year prior to the due date of the report (identified as "Reporting Period" on form 24-0059).

  2. (2) An Air Operator or Flight Training Unit can choose to include a combined report of the total hours flown during training, or other aerial work activities, for the last calendar year.

  3. Information Note:

  4. This optional data is collected for statistical purposes only.

501.03 Reporting Schedule

  1. (1) Where the owner of an aircraft requests an alternate reporting due date, a request shall be submitted in writing to the Regional Director, Airworthiness of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered.

  2. (2) Where the Minister requests the owner of an aircraft to consider an alternate due date, the Regional Director, Airworthiness of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered will, in writing, make the request of the aircraft owner.

  3. Information Note:

  4. To more evenly distribute the due dates of Annual Airworthiness Information Reports throughout the calendar year, the Regional Director, Airworthiness may assign a different report due date, subject to the owner's concurrence.

  5. (3) Where both the aircraft owner and the Regional Director, Airworthiness, of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered can agree to a new reporting date, the new date will be granted in accordance with the provisions of 501.03 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations

Annual Airworthiness Information Report (Form #24-0059) Sample

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