Part V - Standard 509 Annex 3 - United Kingdom

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 2017-2

Content last revised: 1996/10/10

  1. (1) Introduction

    The Technical Arrangement on Airworthiness between the Aviation Regulation Directorate, Transport Canada (TC) and the Safety Services Group, United Kingdom (U.K.) Civil Aviation Authority was signed April 27, 1987

    Aircraft manufactured in Canada to approved type design data and exported under the provisions of the bilateral agreement shall be processed in accordance with the procedures given in this Annex.

    1. (a) Administration and Procedures

      1. (i) The procedures which shall be followed to obtain U.K. certification are dealt with in the current issue of Section B of the British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) which also prescribes the documents which shall be supplied for prototype and series aircraft.

      2. (ii) An Export Airworthiness Certificate (or agreed alternative) with pertinent data attached will be required in connection with any civil aircraft to be registered in the U.K.

      3. (iii) Where the issue of an Export Airworthiness Certificate is relevant, it shall be accompanied by a document (e.g. aircraft log book), furnished by the applicant, which contains entries identifying those applicable Airworthiness Directives (AD) and UK-CAA Airworthiness Directives (CAA-AD) with which compliance has been achieved. This document shall also identify those ADs and CAA-ADs containing repetitive compliance requirements (e.g., inspection requirements for a particular component at 50-hour intervals) and when next compliance is due to be satisfied. All ADs and CAA-ADs shall have been complied with prior to issuance of the Canadian Export Airworthiness Certificate unless otherwise waived by the UK-CAA.

      4. (iv) The applicant for a Canadian Export Airworthiness Certificate is responsible for satisfying all U.K. Special Requirements identified in Section 2 of this Annex, as appropriate, for the particular product being exported to the U.K.

    2. (b) Acceptance of Aircraft

      1. (i) In accordance with paragraph 4 of the U.K./Canada agreement, the U.K. will require that it become conversant with the design of all fixed-wing aircraft in excess of 5,700 kg (12,500 lbs.) weight intended for use in the U.K. Transport Category, the design of all aircraft exceeding 5,700 kg (12,500 lbs.) regardless of the intended certification category, and all rotorcraft offered for U.K. Certification. Additionally, in accordance with the policy declared in CAA Airworthiness Notice No. 15, the CAA can require to evaluate certain aircraft of less than 5,700 kg weight which have unusual design features. The CAA can then issue Special Conditions to cover certain features which would otherwise not meet the standards which are implicit in British Civil Aviation Requirements (BCAR) and the U.K. Air Navigation Order.

      2. (ii) Once the U.K. standard for certification has been determined and, where necessary, U.K. Special Conditions have been issued, the U.K. will accept aircraft and rotorcraft to this standard and U.K. Special Conditions, as applicable, together with applicable ADs and U.K. equivalent retrospective requirements, while they continue in production. Modifications to the aircraft can also be made, provided the requirements used as the basis of U.K. certification are complied with, or alternatively, that the CAA agree that the modifications are acceptable.

      3. (iii) For aircraft which are no longer in production, the CAA reserves the right to modify the basis of U.K. certification, or to refuse certification. Where U.K. certification of such aircraft is sought, reference should be made to the Civil Aviation Authority who will advise the position pertaining at the time.

    3. (c) Acceptance of Engine, Auxiliary Power Units and Propellers

      1. (i) In accordance with Article III of the U.K./Canada agreement, a preliminary investigation may be required to establish the standard offered for U.K. certification and, where necessary, any Special Conditions the CAA may wish to apply. In the case of turbine engines for aeroplanes, the Special Condition requirement will be limited to those arising from unusual design features in accordance with the U.K./Canada agreement.

      2. (ii) When compliance with the U.K. standard has been established, the U.K. will accept engines (including engine modules), auxiliary power units, and propellers and parts thereof to the defined standard while they continue to be in production subject only to compliance with subsequent applicable ADs and U.K. equivalent retrospective requirements. Modification will also be accepted subject to compliance with the U.K. certification basis.

      3. (iii) For engines, auxiliary power units, and propellers which are no longer in production, the CAA reserves the right to modify the basis of acceptance or to refuse certification.

    4. (d) Acceptance of Appliances and Components

      1. (i) Radio

        The procedure which shall be followed to obtain U.K. acceptance of radio equipment are dealt with in the current issue of Section B, Chapter B4-10, of the BCAR.

      2. (ii) Appliances (other than radio) as so defined in Section 3 shall be registered to obtain U.K. acceptance. The procedures which shall be followed to obtain U.K. acceptance of such appliances are dealt with in Section B, Chapter B4-8, of BCAR. An acceptable method of complying with these procedures is contained in Section 3.

      3. (iii) Components which are produced in Canada for export and used on products which are or can be certificated or approved in the U.K. will be accepted by the CAA provided:

        1. (1) they are properly designated; and

        2. (2) Transport Canada, or its representative, certifies that the components conform to the applicable design data and meet the applicable test and quality control requirements which have been notified by the CAA to Transport Canada.

          Information Note:

          The provisions of paragraph (iii) apply to those components which are produced by a manufacturer in Canada pursuant to an agreement between the manufacturer and the product manufacturer in the U.K.

    5. (e) Restricted Category Aircraft

      1. (i) Application for U.K. certification of aircraft type approved in Canada in the restricted category will be considered on an individual basis.

      2. (ii) The applicant for export certification shall furnish to the CAA, information describing how the aircraft differs from the type approval basis for a standard type approval - if standard type approval of the design has been made. The applicant shall provide evidence of compliance with this requirement, to Transport Canada or its representative, at the time of issue of the export certificate. If the applicant does not have some form of approval under the Canadian Airworthiness Manual, Transport Canada will verify correctness of the information and will so notify the CAA by the appropriate means.

      3. (iii) On the basis of this evidence, the CAA will decide whether it is necessary to seek further information from Transport Canada and which, if any, of the procedures described in paragraphs (i) and (ii) above shall be invoked.

  2. (2) Special Requirements

    The following identifies those special administrative requirements which shall be satisfied at the time of export (in addition to any U.K. Special Conditions) for a particular product to be eligible for U.K. registration, certification and/or airworthiness validation.

    1. (a) All Aircraft

      1. (i) Statement of Build Standard * is to include the aircraft specification, changes in design (as required by U.K. Special Conditions) and a list of Service Bulletins incorporated in order to identify:

        1. (1) production versions of the Service Bulletin;

        2. (2) Service Bulletin compliance;

        3. (3) Alert Service Bulletin compliance.

      2. (ii) Modification Standard shall include:

        1. (1) customer incorporated options;

        2. (2) equipment incorporated, including items of equipment not necessarily installed by the manufacturer;

        3. (3) Service Bulletin compliance

        4. (4) Alert Service Bulletin compliance.

      3. (iii) Export Airworthiness Certification

        The Canadian Export Airworthiness Certificate shall list the status of compliance with U.K. Special Conditions including, by issue and date, those which have been complied with and those which have not. Accordingly, the following information should be noted on the Canadian Export Airworthiness Certificate when issued for any aircraft to which the U.K. Special Conditions are applicable;

        1. (1) The date and issue number of the U.K. Special Conditions which have been complied with;

        2. (2) The list of Special Condition numbers that have been complied with;

        3. (3) The list of Special Condition numbers that have not been complied with.

          Information Note:

          Non-compliance with any U.K. Special Condition would not require a waiver from the U.K. nor preclude the issuance of a Canadian Export Airworthiness Certificate since the U.K. is primarily concerned with the status of compliance.

      4. (iv) Airworthiness Directives

        A declaration of compliance with all ADs issued by Transport Canada shall be provided. Where optional means of compliance are offered, the means chosen shall be stated. There shall also be a declaration of compliance with CAA Airworthiness Directives (available at Transport Canada regional offices).

      5. (v) A copy of the aircraft type approval plus any applicable supplemental type approvals (STA). The STAs will be subject to CAA evaluation if not previously investigated *.

      6. (vi) A list of defects to be rectified by the U.K. operator at the time of issue of the Export Airworthiness Certificate, if any.

      7. (vii) Engine/Airframe/Auxiliary Power Unit logbooks.

      8. (viii) Seating configuration approval document, where appropriate **.

      9. (ix) Maintenance Review Board program, where applicable ***.

      10. (x) Time/Life limitations.

      11. (xi) Electrical load analysis *.

      12. (xii) Minimum equipment list*.

      13. (xiii) Wiring diagram *.

      14. (xiv) Weight schedule and weighing report.

      15. (xv) Manuals:


      16. (xvi) Record of Compass System and Magnetic Compass Swings.

      17. (xvii) Record of rigging checks.

      18. (xviii) Detailed list of radio equipment constituting the radio station.

      19. (xix) Antenna performance patterns, when available.

      20. (xx) List of serial numbers of significant component parts.

    2. (b) Used Aircraft

      In addition to the information referred to in Section 2, paragraph (a), the following is also required for used aircraft:

      1. (i) The maintenance program to which these aircraft have previously been maintained including **:

        1. (1) Previous check cycle;

        2. (2) Future check cycle.

      2. (ii) Component overhaul life summary, including details of service life remaining and modification standards **.

      3. (iii) Compliance with structural inspection program. Provide details of any structural sampling program in which these aircraft have been included, together with details of their position in the program **.

        NOTES : *Required only with the first aircraft of a particular type and model exported to the U.K.

        **Normally only required for aircraft over 2,730 kg (6,019 lbs.) in Transport Category.

        ***Both of the foregoing apply.

  Name Number Required
(1) Flight Manual or Pilot Operating Handbook * 5 (+1 per aircraft)
(2) Maintenance * 2
(3) Operations * 2
(4) Weight and Balance Loading Procedures * 1
(5) Overhaul * 2
(6) Structural Repair * 2
(7) Component Overhaul * 2
(8) Engine Maintenance & Overhaul * 2
(9) Standard Practices * 2
(10) Nondestructive Testing * 2
(11) Structurally Significant Items * 1
(12) Maintenance Planning Guide * 1
(13) Parts Catalog * 2
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