Part V - Standard 507 - Flight Authority and Certificate of Noise Compliance

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 2017-2

Content last revised: 2009/12/01

(amended 2000/12/01)

507.01 Application

Information Notes:

  1. (i) Nothing in these standards, or their associated regulations, relieves the operator of a Canadian aircraft from complying with local regulations when operating outside Canadian domestic airspace. 

  2. (ii) An aircraft for which the Minister has issued a certificate of airworthiness, is considered to be fully in compliance with Article 31 of the ICAO Convention, hence meeting the code established in Annex 8 by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Aircraft meeting this code can be flown without, in regard to airworthiness, further approval, in the airspace of any participating ICAO State. Conversely, an aircraft, for which a special certificate of airworthiness or a flight permit is issued by the Minister, is not considered to be in compliance with all requirements of the code of ICAO - Annex 8, and cannot be flown in the airspace of another country without special authorisation by the civil aviation authority of the other country.

507.02 Issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness

  1. (1) A Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) shall be issued for an aircraft which fully complies with all standards of airworthiness for aeroplanes in the normal, utility, aerobatic, commuter and transport category, rotorcraft in the normal and transport category, glider, powered glider, airship, or manned free balloon, as applicable.
    (amended 1999/06/01)

  2. Information Notes:

    1. (i) The C of A is transferable with the aircraft when sold or leased, providing the aircraft remains a Canadian registered aircraft.

    2. (ii) The C of A also provides an indication of the aircraft compliance status in respect of the noise limitations specified in Chapter 516 of this manual.

    3. (iii) When applying for a C of A it is advisable for the owner to have, or obtain a copy of the applicable type certificate data sheets. A copy of the data sheets can be obtained from the type certificate holder.

    4. (iv) Very Light Aeroplanes (VLA), certified to VLA standards, are included in the normal or utility category.
      (amended 1999/06/01)

  3. (2) Where the application is made in respect of an aircraft for which an export airworthiness certificate (EAC) has been obtained, the applicant shall ensure that the aircraft:

    1. (a) is eligible for Canadian registration and a certificate of airworthiness;

    2. (b) is being imported as a complete aircraft;

    3. (c) has the manufacturer's identification plates, or equivalent markings, attached to the aircraft, engine(s), and propeller(s) as required by CAR 201.

  4. (3) Where the application is made in respect of an aircraft for which the last permanent flight authority issued was a Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Owner-maintenance, in addition to subsection (1), the following requirements shall be met: 
    (amended 2002/03/01)

    1. (a) all aircraft engines, propellers and primary instruments are overhauled by an approved maintenance organization that holds a rating in the applicable category; and
      (amended 2002/03/01)

    2. (b) the aircraft, including its installed systems and equipment, undergoes a complete inspection for conformity to type design, and a maintenance release to that effect is signed by an appropriately rated Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.
      (amended 2002/03/01)

507.03 Issue of Special Certificates of Airworthiness

  1. (1) A special certificate of airworthiness (Special C of A) is issued for an aircraft that does not meet all the requirements for a certificate of airworthiness, in any one of the following classifications:

    1. (a) Provisional;

    2. (b) Restricted;

    3. (c) Amateur-built;

    4. (d) Limited; and

    5. (e) Owner-maintenance.
      (amended 2002/03/01)

  2. (2) Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Provisional

    1. A Special C of A in the Provisional classification is issued for an aircraft for which a provisional type certificate has been issued.

  3. (3) Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Restricted

    1. A Special C of A in the Restricted classification can be used for:

      1. (a) an aircraft with a type certificate in the restricted category; or
        (amended 2002/03/01)

      2. (b) an aircraft that has been modified in such a manner that it no longer complies with the basis of its original type certificate.
        (amended 2002/03/01)

    2. Information Notes:

      1. (i) It is the modification to the aircraft, not the type of operation, that determines if a special C of A in the restricted classification is required. Modifications to conduct the following types of operations may require this re-classification:
        (amended 2002/03/01)

        1. (a) aerial advertising using other than a towed banner;

        2. (b) aerial fire-fighting;

        3. (c) aerial photography and survey;

        4. (d) aerial application services;

        5. (e) any other similar services.

      2. (ii) Section 507.08 of the CARs provides for the issuance of more than one flight authority to an aircraft to allow conversion between a C of A and a Special C of A - Restricted.
        (amended 2002/06/01)

  4. (4) Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Amateur-built

    1. CAR 507.03(b) provides that a Special C of A in the Amateur-built classification shall be issued by the Minister for an aircraft which is constructed in accordance with, and meets the requirements of CAR 549 along with its associated standards.

    2. Information Note:

      1. Subpart 49 of the CARs is still at the draft stage. In the mean time, pending the promulgation of Subpart 49, the requirements of Chapter 549 of the Airworthiness Manual in effect up to the promulgation of the CARs continue to apply.

  5. (5) Special Certificate of Airworthiness Limited

    1. A Special C of A in the Limited classification is issued by the Minister for:

      1. (a) aircraft for which a flight permit (Private) had been issued on or before January 1, 1989;

      2. Information Note:

        1. The continuous flight permit was converted to the Special C of A on January 1, 1989.

    2. (b) aeroplanes of a type which have been accepted for use in the military service and which are approved by the Minister for operations, other than those conducted under CAR Part IV or CAR Part VII, providing the aeroplane has been maintained to standards acceptable to the Minister which afford a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided by the maintenance standards set out in Chapter 571 of this manual; and has been subject to evaluation leading to its acceptance by the Minister; or

    3. (c) any other aircraft, except a rotorcraft, that has been approved by the Minister for operations other than those conducted under CAR Part IV or CAR Part VII.

    4. Information Note:

      1. Additional guidance concerning the suitability of ex-military aircraft in respect of a flight authorisation is in Appendix F of this chapter.

  6. (6) Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Owner-maintenance
    (amended 2002/03/01)

    1. (a) A Special C of A in the owner-maintenance classification is issued for recreational purposes only.
      (amended 2002/03/01)

    2. Information Note:

      1. Aircraft eligible for a Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Owner-maintenance are listed in Appendix H of this Standard.

    3. (b) Each aircraft in respect of which a Special C of A - Owner-maintenance is in effect, is marked on the side of the fuselage, in a position that is readily visible to persons entering the aircraft, in letters at least 10 mm (3/8 in.) high and of a colour contrasting with the background, with a placard containing the following statement:
      (amended 2002/03/01)

      1. WARNING
        SPECIAL CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS - OWNER-MAINTENANCE
        THIS AIRCRAFT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS

      2. AVIS
        CERTIFICAT SPÉCIAL DE NAVIGABILITÉ - MAINTENANCE PAR LE PROPRIÉTAIRE
        CET AÉRONEF N’EST PAS CONFORME AUX NORMES DE NAVIGABILITÉ
        INTERNATIONALES RECONNUES

    4. (c) Each aircraft in respect of which a Special C of A - Owner-maintenance is in effect, and each engine, propeller and life-limited part installed on such an aircraft, has the letter “X”; permanently etched, engraved or stamped at the end of the model designation and serial number on the identification plate required by CAR 201.01.
      (amended 2002/03/01)

    5. (d) A person may have an aircraft type added to the list of aircraft eligible for a Special C of A - Owner-maintenance, by submitting a written request to the Minister, certifying that the aircraft type and model meet the requirements outlined in paragraph (6)(e).
      (amended 2002/03/01)

    6. Information Note:

      1. A written request must be submitted to the Director, Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing, Ottawa, Canada, certifying that the aircraft type and model meet the requirements outlined in paragraph (6)(e).

    7. (e) An aircraft type and model may be included in Appendix H of this Standard, Aircraft eligible for a Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Owner-maintenance”, where:
      (amended 2002/03/01)

      1. (i) the aircraft is of a type certified in accordance with Chapters 522 or 523 of the Airworthiness Manual, or an equivalent foreign standard;

      2. (ii) the aircraft type certificate does not authorize more than four occupants;

      3. (iii) the maximum certificated take-off weight (MCTOW) of the aircraft does not exceed 1,814 kg (4,000 pounds);

      4. (iv) the aircraft is of a type and model that has not been manufactured during the 60 months preceding the date of application;

      5. (v) fewer than 10% of Canadian aircraft of the type and model concerned are operating in Canadian commercial air service at the time of application;

      6. (vi) the aircraft type and model is powered by a single, normally aspirated, piston engine, and is unpressurized; and

      7. (vii) except for gliders, powered gliders or aircraft with airframes of wooden construction, the aircraft type and model has a fixed landing gear and a fixed pitch propeller.

507.04 Issue of a Flight Permit

  1. (1) Flight permits shall only be issued on a temporary (12 months or less) basis where the aircraft in respect of which an application is made does not conform to the conditions of issue for a C of A or a Special C of A. A flight permit is issued in one of the following classifications:

    1. (a) Experimental;

    2. (b) Specific Purpose.

  2. (2) Flight Permit - Experimental

    1. An experimental flight permit is issued for any aircraft, excluding aircraft that are operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, which is manufactured for, or engaged in, aeronautical research and development, or for showing compliance with airworthiness standards.
      (amended 2002/03/01)

  3. (3) Flight Permit - Specific Purpose

    1. A specific purpose flight permit is issued for an aircraft which does not conform to the applicable airworthiness standards, but is capable of safe flight. It provides a flight authority in circumstances when a certificate of airworthiness is invalidated, or there is no other certificate or permit in force.

    2. Information Note:

      1. Specific purpose flight permits can be issued for:

      2. (a) Ferry-flights to a base for repairs or maintenance;

      3. (b) Importation or exportation flights;

      4. (c) Demonstration, market survey, or crew training flights;

      5. (d) Test purposes following repair, modification or maintenance; or

      6. (e) Other temporary purposes.

  4. (4) Flight Permit Authorisations

    1. Information Note:

      1. Detailed conditions and responsibilities regarding flight permit authorisations can be found in Subchapter 505F of the Airworthiness Manual.

        1. (a) Authorisation to issue flight permits shall only be granted in respect of aircraft operated by air operators pursuant to CAR 706.

        2. (b) A special flight permit issued pursuant to a flight permit authorisation provides for ferry-flights required for aircraft maintenance, or ferry-flights conducted with an inoperative engine on an aircraft equipped with three or more engines, provided the type design specified in the type certificate provides for such flights.

        3. (c) An application for a flight permit authorisation shall be made to the Transport Canada regional or district office assigned to the geographical area in which the owner of the aircraft resides or manages his/her business. The application shall specify the make, model, serial number and registration for each aircraft that will be subject to the flight permit authorisation. Where company administrative documents usually refer to aircraft within a fleet under an alternate number, such as a tail number, that number shall also be provided. Submission of this attachment is not required in the case of an air operator who has included, or incorporated by reference, a list with this information in the Maintenance Control Manual required pursuant to CAR 706.

507.05 Validation of a Foreign Flight Authority

  1. (1) Foreign flight authority validations issued by the Minister shall apply only to those segments of the flight where the aircraft is operating within Canadian airspace.

  2. Information Note:

    1. Under the provisions of the ICAO Convention on civil aviation, Canada has sovereignty over Canadian airspace. The validation of a foreign flight authority provides a means for Canada to exercise this sovereignty in cases when a certificate of airworthiness issued by a foreign state is not valid and the aircraft must operate on an authority that does not meet the criteria specified in Article 31 of the ICAO Convention. This type of flight authority will be validated where the applicant demonstrates that the aircraft which is not in compliance with applicable airworthiness standards is capable of safe flight.

  3. (2) Where the application is made in respect of a foreign flight authority that is applicable to a fleet of aircraft, the documentation that accompanies the application shall include a list of the aircraft, by make, model, serial number, and registration. In addition, a copy of the company procedure used to dispatch the aircraft under the provisions of the foreign flight authority, translated into English or French when submitted in another language, shall accompany the application.

  4. Information Note:

    1. Foreign flight authority validation considerations are provided in Appendix D of this chapter.

507.06 Application for a Flight Authority - General

Information Note:

Under the provisions of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, the Minister is required to issue a flight authority where the aircraft meets the applicable conditions for the issuance of that authority. Under the provisions of section 8.7 of the Aeronautics Act, the Minister can inspect any aircraft for which an application for a flight authority has been received.
(amended 1998/06/01)

  1. (1) Where documents required under CAR 507.06 are submitted in a language other than English or French, a translation in either of those languages shall accompany the documents.

  2. (2) Application for a flight authority can be made by:

    1. (a) the person to whom the aircraft registration has been issued;

    2. (b) a person to whom custody and control of the aircraft has been transferred by virtue of a lease executed under CAR Part II; or

    3. (c) a person authorised to make application on behalf of the person named in (a) or (b), where the authorisation meets the requirements of subsection (3).

  3. (3) Authorisations for the purpose of subsection (2)(c) include:

    1. (a) in the case of an aeroplane or helicopter not operated pursuant to CAR 406, or an aircraft not operated pursuant to CAR 604 or CAR Part VII, a document signed by the registered owner of the aircraft, that authorises the representative; or

    2. (b) in the case of an aeroplane or helicopter operated under CAR 406, CAR 604, or an aircraft operated pursuant to CAR Part VII, a copy of that portion of an approved manual assigning the function to that person.

    3. Information Notes:

      1. (i) The authorisation required by (3)(a) may be in the form of a copy of a signed work order, provided that work order has a pre-printed clause carrying this authorisation. Where a stamp is used to achieve this authorisation, the stamp imprint shall provide a specific signature block for this purpose.

      2. (ii) Where the flight authority is requested in respect of a damaged aircraft, or in respect of an experimental test flight, applicants must be aware that the Minister may find it necessary to inspect the aircraft to determine it is safe for flight.

  4. (4) Except as provided in (5), all applications for a flight authority shall be made using the appropriate application form and shall include the supplemental documentation listed in Table 1.

  5. (5) In cases of emergency, or when an aircraft is in a remote area, an application for a specific purpose flight permit can be made, and responded to by Telex or facsimile transmission, provided all of the information that would have been required by the completion of the application form is provided. Written records and copies of the Telex or facsimile transmission shall be retained by the applicant.

  6. Information Notes:

    1. (i) Details for completing an “Application for a Certificate of Airworthiness” (form #24-0043) are found in Appendix A of this chapter.

    2. (ii) Details for completing an “Application for a Flight Permit” (form #24-0044) are found in Appendix B of this chapter, which also specifies those instances where the use of this form may not be practical, and provides for alternate provisions.

  7. (6) Except where these standards allow the use of other methods, all completed forms shall be submitted in triplicate, together with any other documents prescribed in these standards, as applicable to the type of flight authority being requested.

  8. (7) Specific standards for exceeding the maximum certified take-off weight in respect of aircraft used in aerial application services are found in Appendix G of this chapter. In addition to any other applicable requirement, applications for a flight authority made under this provision shall include the documentation listed in Appendix A.

  9. (8) Application forms shall be submitted within 30 days of the date on which the condition of the aircraft was certified, and shall bear original signatures in permanent ink, of the owner and the certifying authorised person.

  10. (9) Except as provided in subsection (10) and (11), all applications for a flight authority will be administered by the Transport Canada regional or district office assigned to the geographical area in which the owner of an aircraft resides or manages his business. In the case of an application for the validation of a foreign flight authority, the application shall be forwarded to the Transport Canada regional or district office assigned to the geographical area in which the foreign aircraft is located, or is intended to be located.

  11. (10) Applications for the validation of a foreign flight authority other than a Special Airworthiness Certificate issued by the FAA in the experimental classification for Amateur-built aircraft issued in respect of a foreign aircraft that is equivalent to a Canadian Amateur-built aircraft, will be submitted to the Chief, Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance at Transport Canada Headquarters, or forwarded through any Transport Canada regional or district office.

  12. (11) Applications for the validation of a foreign flight authority shall be submitted to the Chief, Airworthiness Manufacturing and Maintenance, at Transport Canada Headquarters when the aircraft, in respect of which the application was made:

    1. (a) will be involved in a market survey or demonstration tour;

    2. (b) will be involved in an experimental flight or test program; or

    3. (c) is an aircraft registered in a state that is not a signatory to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Convention.

  13. (12) Where an application for a flight authority is made in respect of an aircraft being imported into Canada, prior to submitting the application for a flight authority, the applicant is responsible for contacting the applicable Transport Canada office as provided for in subsection (9), and ensuring that the aircraft is eligible for import into Canada.

  14. (13) In all cases, the applicant for any flight authority shall also have available for the aircraft:

    1. (a) in respect of which a type certificate has been issued, other than aircraft that are operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance classification, the approved Aircraft Flight Manual or approved operating limitations as applicable;
      (amended 2002/03/01)

    2. (b) a Weight and Balance report, together with an equipment list which includes the weight and moment arm of each item of equipment not forming part of the type design;

    3. (c) the aircraft Journey Log and other technical records assigned to that aircraft as required by CAR 605.92, or in the case of an application made in respect of a foreign aircraft, the equivalent; and

    4. (d) except in the case of a specific purpose flight permit, the validation of a foreign flight authority, or an application made in respect of an amateur-built aircraft, an approved maintenance schedule to which that aircraft will be maintained pursuant to CAR 605.

    5. Information Note:

      1. Table 1 is to be read in conjunction with 507.06(4) of this chapter.

      2. Supplemental Documentation for a Flight Authority

507.07 Applications Made in Respect of Imported Aircraft

Information Note:

For the purposes of this chapter, the term “import” means acceptance on the Canadian register of an aircraft that was previously registered in another state, or newly manufactured in another state.

  1. (1) An imported aircraft can be eligible for use in Canada where it can be shown and the Minister is satisfied that the aircraft conforms to an approved type design and is in a condition for safe operation.

  2. (2) Conformity to an approved type design can be shown by means of:

    1. (a) an export airworthiness certificate (EAC) issued by the civil aviation authority of a country with which Canada has entered into a Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement or a similar arrangement which provides for the acceptance of such certificates;

    2. (b) an EAC issued by the civil aviation authority of a country with which Canada does not have an agreement, where a Canadian type certificate has been issued and the product is being exported from the country of manufacture;

    3. (c) an airworthiness inspection to procedures detailed in paragraphs 507.07(5) to (12) of this chapter, for an aircraft imported without an EAC; or

    4. (d) an airworthiness inspection for complete aircraft engines or propellers. This inspection shall be carried out in sufficient detail to ensure that the imported aircraft engine or propeller:

      1. (i) is in compliance with the type design specified in the Transport Canada type certificate;

      2. (ii) is in compliance with all applicable mandatory instructions issued by the civil aviation authority of the country of manufacture, and all applicable airworthiness directives;

      3. (iii) has, in the case of any major repairs or major modifications made prior to importation, the required certification indicating that they are of an approved type and were made in accordance with accepted standards of workmanship;

      4. (iv) has been subjected to a satisfactory operational check to the manufacturer's specifications; and

      5. (v) is in a condition for safe operation.

  3. (3) The Minister will accept the export airworthiness certificate (EAC) as proof of conformity to a type certificate where:

    1. (a) the product was designed and manufactured in the country of export, type certified by the civil aviation authority of that country and type certified by the Minister;
      (amended 2009/12/01)

    2. (b) the product was manufactured in Canada by an approved manufacturer to a type design specified in a Canadian type certificate and there is a Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement or similar arrangement between Canada and the country of export; or

    3. (c) the product, if manufactured in a country other than the country of export, was manufactured to a type design certified by both the country of export and the Minister, and there is a Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement or similar arrangement between Canada and the country of export.

  4. (4) To be acceptable to the Minister, each EAC shall be properly signed by an authorised representative of the civil aviation authority of the country of export, and shall include the following information:

    1. (a) a certification of conformity to the type design specified in the Canadian type certificate;

    2. (b) a list of any major modifications and major repairs approved by the country of export and embodied in the product; and

    3. (c) a list of all applicable airworthiness directives or equivalent notices, issued by the country of export, indicating which have been complied with.

  5. (5) The Minister will accept an imported aircraft which does not have an EAC issued by the civil aviation authority of the exporting country where the aircraft is inspected and certified by a person authorised to do so under CAR 507.10. Inspection, including disassembly when necessary, depending on the technical history of the aircraft, shall be conducted as follows:

    1. (a) if the technical history of the aircraft is sufficient, a 100-hour inspection, or equivalent, shall be carried out.

    2. Information Note:

      1. For the purposes of this section, “sufficient” in relation to technical history means, as a minimum, a maintenance release or equivalent certification for each maintenance task completed within the preceding year, and technical records in sufficient detail to enable a determination of:

      2. (a) the identity of the aircraft, each installed engine, and each installed propeller;

      3. (b) the identity and airworthiness status of each installed serialised component;

      4. (c) the time remaining before the next scheduled task on the applicable maintenance schedule; and

      5. (d) the permissible time in service remaining for each life-limited part installed.

      6. (b) if the technical history of the aircraft lacks continuity, or does not, in the opinion of the “authorised person”, contain sufficient data regarding the maintenance of the aircraft, engines, or other aeronautical products, disassembly and inspection are required in addition to that required in paragraph (5)(a); or
        (amended 1999/06/01)

      7. (c) if the technical history is not sufficient to determine the conformity and condition of the aircraft, an overhaul is required, except for those aeronautical products for which there is documentary evidence that the product has been overhauled within one year prior to the aircraft being imported.
        (amended 1999/06/01)

  6. (6) In all cases, the inspection shall determine, as a minimum, whether:

    1. (a) the aircraft, engines, propellers and appliances are in compliance with the applicable type certificate data sheets or aircraft specifications;

    2. (b) all applicable airworthiness directives (or foreign equivalents) have been complied with;

    3. (c) major repairs and major modifications, carried out prior to importation, are in accordance with approved data and are appropriately certified;

    4. (d) the airframe, engines, and propellers are free of corrosion within the limits prescribed by the applicable maintenance manuals;

    5. (e) all aircraft systems, engines, propellers, appliances, and controls are functioning properly; and

    6. (f) the time in service of each life-limited part does not exceed its maximum permitted life.

  7. (7) When the aircraft has been inspected as required in subsection (5)(a) and (b), the owner shall submit a report to the Minister, detailing the inspection that was carried out, and the work required to bring the aircraft to a condition of conformity to the certified type design and of safe operation.

  8. (8) After evaluation of the report and inspection of the aircraft, the Minister will determine if the work proposed will bring the aircraft to a state of conformity and to a condition of safe operation, or whether more work is required.

  9. (9) The owner will be advised of the Minister's decisions with supporting details.

  10. (10) If the aircraft is eligible for a certificate of airworthiness, it shall be brought to required standards, as necessary, through the use of the applicable maintenance manuals.

  11. (11) On completion of the work, an application for a certificate of airworthiness can be submitted to the Minister in accordance with CAR 507.06. The Transport Canada “Conformity Certificate” (form #24-0045) including the description of work completed shall also be submitted with the application.

  12. (12) The aircraft can be inspected by the Minister during the evaluation of the application and on completion of the work.

  13. (13) To be acceptable for importation, an imported aeronautical product shall be identified in accordance with CAR 201. Aeronautical products imported from a country not requiring certain identification data will require the identification data be installed prior to acceptance.

  14. (14) Each life-limited component, or any product containing a life-limited component, which has seen prior service shall be accompanied by its technical record containing details of all repairs and modifications carried out during its service life, and a record of accumulated time in flying hours or cycles, as may be applicable.

507.08 Issue of an Additional Flight Authority

  1. (1) CAR 507.08 provides the means by which an aircraft can be issued with one or more additional flight authority(ies). In the case of aircraft that are subject to a type certificate, all assessments of aircraft condition shall be made in conformity to the basis of certification specified therein.

  2. (2) CAR 571 and CAR 605 provide specific instructions to persons making assessments of aircraft condition and to those persons configuring aircraft in accordance with a modification of the type specified in CAR 507.08(1).

  3. (3) A manual approved pursuant to CAR 706 can provide, as opposed to the requirement for a journey log entry, an alternate means to record the flight authority that is in effect, provided the procedure ensures that the flight crew is made aware of any limitations or operational conditions issued in respect of the alternative flight authority.

507.09 Operating Conditions

  1. (1) CAR 507.09 provides that the Minister can subject a flight authority to one or more operational conditions, or any other condition the Minister determines to be appropriate for the safety of the aircraft.

  2. (2) Some of the Operational Conditions that can be attached to a flight authority include, but are not limited to:

    1. (a) a brief description of the flight or the number of flights authorised;

    2. (b) the period during which the flight authority is valid;

    3. (c) instructions regarding the display of the flight authority;

    4. (d) as necessary, the requirement for signs or placards to show the condition of the aircraft and any operating restrictions;

    5. (e) the need for signs or placards to show the nature of the flight; and,

    6. (f) any operating limitations.

    7. Information Note:

      1. Detailed operating limitations and special conditions regarding flight authorities are itemised within Appendix D of this chapter.

507.10 to 507.19   Reserved

507.20 Issue of a Certificate of Noise Compliance (C of NC)
(amended 2000/12/01)

Pursuant to CAR 507.20 and subject to the requirements of CAR 507.21(3), where a C of A or an equivalent foreign flight authority is in effect in respect of an aircraft, a C of NC shall be issued in respect of that aircraft as follows:

  1. (a) in the case of a Canadian aircraft, the C of A shall be annotated to indicate that:

    1. (i) the aircraft complies with the applicable noise emission standards and to indicate what those standards are; or

    2. (ii) the noise compliance requirements are not applicable to the aircraft; and

    3. Information Note:

      1. In the case of an aircraft for which a flight authority is in force, and where compliance with the noise emission standards is noted on the flight authority document, re-issuance of the flight authority is not required.

  2. (b) in the case of a foreign aircraft:

    1. (i) the flight authority shall be annotated to indicate that the aircraft complies with the applicable noise emission standards and to indicate what those standards are;

    2. (ii) the flight authority shall be annotated to indicate that the noise compliance requirements are not applicable to the aircraft; or

    3. (iii) issue a C of NC.

507.21 Application for a Certificate of Noise Compliance
(amended 2000/12/01)

  1. (1) Pursuant to CAR 507.21, an application for a C of NC shall be made in writing and signed by a person meeting the requirements of CAR 507.06(2) and (3).

  2. (2) Where documents required pursuant CAR 507.21 are submitted in a language other than English or French, a translation in either of those languages shall accompany the documents.

507.22 to 507.24    Reserved

  1. Appendix A - Application for a Certificate of Airworthiness (#24 - 0043)
  2. Appendix B - Application for a Flight Permit (#24 - 0044)
  3. Appendix C - Initial Application for a Special Certificate of Airworthiness for an Amateur-built Aircraft
  4. Appendix D - Standardised Operating Conditions and Limitations
  5. Appendix E - Additional Guidelines Respecting the Application for a Flight Authority
  6. Appendix F - Standards Respecting Ex-military Aircraft
  7. Appendix G - Standards Respecting Agricultural Aircraft Weight Limitations
  8. Appendix H - Aircraft Eligible for a Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Owner-maintenance (amended 2004/12/01)
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