Airworthiness Manual Chapter 537 - Airworthiness Standards Appliances and Parts

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 2017-2

(amended 2009/12/01)

SUBCHAPTER A GENERAL

537.1 Applicability

  1. (a) Pursuant to section 521.106 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, this Chapter sets out the standards of airworthiness for appliances and parts.
    (amended 2009/12/01)
  2. (b) For each appliance or part to which these standards apply, “standard of airworthiness” means, for the design, manufacture or maintenance of that appliance or part, the description, in terms of a minimum standard, of the properties and attributes of the configuration, material, performance or physical characteristics of that appliance or part and includes the procedures to ascertain compliance with or to maintain that minimum standard.
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537.3 Cross Reference

  1. (a) Where a reference is made in an adopted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO), as set out in Subchapter B, Canadian Technical Standard Orders, to Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) or Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), the following text must be substituted respectively:
    (effective 2015/08/04)
    1. (1) Parts 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33 and 35, as Chapters 523, 525, 527, 529, 531, 533 and 535 of the Airworthiness Manual.
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    2. (2) Procedures, of FAR Part 21, and data requirements, such as FAR 37.5 or FAR 21.605 as Part V, Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
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    3. (3) Marking requirements, such as FAR 37.7, FAR 21.607 or 14 CFR Part 45 as Part II, Subpart 1 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
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  2. (b) Where a reference is made in an adopted European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) European Technical Standard Order (ETSO), as set out in Subchapter B Canadian Technical Standard Orders, to Part 21 of the EASA implementing regulations, the following text must be substituted respectively:
    (effective 2015/08/04)
    1. (1) Certification Specifications CS-VLA, CS-23, CS-25, CS-27, CS-29, CS-31, CS-E and CS-P, as Chapters 523-VLA, 523, 525, 527, 529, 531, 533 and 535 of the Airworthiness Manual.
    2. (2) Procedures and data requirements, such as Part 21, Section A, Subpart O, as Part V, Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
    3. (3) Marking requirements, such as Part 21, Section A, Subpart Q, as Part II, Subpart 1 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
  3. (c) Unless stated otherwise in this Chapter, internationally recognized standards referenced in a Canadian Technical Standard Order are also incorporated by reference as part of the Canadian Technical Standard Order.
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537.5 Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) Design Approval

The requirements for the issuance of a Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) design approval for an appliance or part are contained in Part V, Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
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537.7 Identification

The identification requirements for an appliance or part are prescribed in Part II, Subpart I of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
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