Part V - Standard 507 Appendix E - Additional Guidelines Respecting the Application for a Flight Authority

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 2017-2

Content last revised: 1996/10/10

  1. Pursuant to CAR 605.92, technical records (which include the journey log) are required for all Canadian registered aircraft. In the case of an aircraft manufactured in Canada, the technical records shall be assigned for the first flight as soon as the aircraft is certified to be in a condition for safe flight by an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), or an authorised inspector of an approved company, or the builder of an amateur-built aircraft. The technical records shall be used from the first flight of an aircraft even if the aircraft is to be operated by the manufacturer prior to sale. The hours flown on a new aircraft will be transferred from the technical records to Transport Canada form #24-0043 when application is made for a certificate of airworthiness.
  2. In the case of aircraft being imported into Canada, the owner shall assign aircraft technical records as soon as the aircraft reaches its import destination. The owner of the aircraft shall enter on the first page of each record the last two entries from the technical records which are being replaced. In the case of an aircraft which is inspected after arrival in Canada by a licensed AME, or an authorised inspector of an approved company, and has been brought to a state of conformity and a condition for safe operation, the work done and inspection performed shall be entered in the technical records. The hours shown on the technical records shall be transferred to Transport Canada form 24-0043 when applying for a certificate of airworthiness.
  3. Under normal circumstances a copy of maintenance manuals are made available, by the applicant, to Transport Canada personnel for their review. However, when an aircraft is the first of its type for which a certificate of airworthiness is being requested, the type certificate holder shall provide Transport Canada with seven copies of the aircraft maintenance manual.
  4. When applying for a certificate of airworthiness for aircraft being imported, in addition to ensuring that an aircraft is eligible for registration in Canada in accordance with CAR 202.16, it is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the aircraft being imported is de-registered in the exporting country, and that arrangements are made to have a copy of the de-registration papers, or other proof of deregistration, sent to the Transport Canada office to which the application for a Certificate of Registration is to be submitted.
  5. When an aircraft is being imported with an Export Airworthiness Certificate, the applicant is responsible for arranging for the original copy of the Export Airworthiness Certificate to be sent by the civil aviation authority of the exporting country directly to the Transport Canada office to which the application for a Canadian certificate of airworthiness is to be submitted.
  6. In the case of an aircraft being imported without an Export Airworthiness Certificate, the applicant is responsible for providing evidence that the aircraft has had a certificate of airworthiness, either by making available to the Transport Canada office the original of the certificate, or a copy of the certificate, or certification from a civil aviation authority to the effect that a certificate of airworthiness had been issued for the aircraft.
  7. The owner is fully responsible for all arrangements necessary to move the aircraft from the location from which delivery is to be made in the exporting country to a location in Canada where the aircraft is to be inspected or repaired as necessary preparatory to the submission of a request for a certificate of airworthiness.
  8. After an aircraft has been deregistered, special permission to fly the aircraft out of the country is required, unless it is to be transported by land or water. Arrangements for such permission shall be made by the importer with the appropriate office of the civil aviation authority of the exporting country.
  9. Information regarding the manner in which permission can be requested shall be provided by the exporter or obtained directly from the civil aviation authority of the exporting country. When required, Transport Canada personnel will refer the importer to the appropriate office of the civil aviation authority of the exporting country regarding permission to fly the aircraft out of the country.
  10. When an aircraft being imported has not yet been registered in Canada, it can be flown to Canada under a foreign flight authority, provided that flight authority is validated in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter. This validation will cover those portions of the flight from the Canadian border to the destination airport identified on the application. If the aircraft is to land at a location other than its final destination, for customs clearance or refuelling, information regarding such landings shall be included in the request for the validation - refer to Section 507.05.

Information Note:

It is important, due to the various categories of aircraft covered by a special certificate of airworthiness, that the applicant is fully conversant with the information and data they will be required to provide with their application. It is recommended that the applicants contact the Transport Canada regional or district office serving their geographic area, to obtain from an Airworthiness Inspector the information with regards to these requirements.

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