Operations Specification 056


SUBJECT:
NAFTA - SPECIALTY AIR SERVICES (AERIAL WORK) OPERATIONS 

AUTHORIZATION

  1. This operations specification is issued pursuant to the Canadian Aviation Regulations and authorizes the operation of the type(s) of specialty air service(s) (Aerial Work) referred to in section 4 of this operations specification, using the registration marks and types of aircraft and with the pilots' names and their licences listed in section 3 to this operations specification, in the country and for the validity period referred in section 4 of this operations specification.

    CONDITIONS

  2. This authority is granted subject to the following conditions:
    1. prior  to commencement  of operations in the United States of America or Mexico, the air operator must acquire a certificate of authorization  from the foreign  Civil Aviation Authority (CAA);
    2. a thorough inspection of the aircraft and special equipment shall be made prior to each days operations;
    3. other than flight crew members, the following persons may be carried on board the aircraft:
      1. the person is a flight crew member trainee, is a person undergoing training for essential duties during flight or is an air operator employee aircraft maintenance technician;
      2. the person is a fire fighter or fire control officer being carried within a forest fire area;
      3. the person is being carried to an aerial work site, performs an essential function in connection with the aerial work operation and is necessary to accomplish the aerial work operation;
      4. during helicopter external load operations, persons not essential during flight are carried only in conjunction with a Class D load which complies with subsection 702.21(1) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, except for crew members undergoing training, or fire fighters carried only in conjunction with a Class B load consisting of equipment necessary to fight fires within a forest fire area; and
      5. persons are safety briefed in accordance with section 722.23  of the Aerial Work Standard.
    4. the Transport Canada, Civil Aviation  regional office must be notified of any changes to the list of aircraft or of  the pilot  names  listed in this operations specification which will be amended and a copy of which shall be provided by the air operator  to the appropriate CAA of the country  where the operations are carried out;
    5. liability insurance must be carried on board the aircraft prior to operations in the United States of America or Mexico;
    6. prior to commencement of operations  in Mexico the air operator must comply with its survival equipment requirements;
    7. this operations specification will be renewed upon application to the appropriate Transport Canada, Civil Aviation regional office;
    8. this operations specification and the operating authority issued by the foreign CAA, must be carried on board the aircraft while operating  specialty air services operations; and
    9. this operations specification may be cancelled by the Minister in writing where he is of the opinion that it is no longer in the public interest or that it is likely to affect aviation safety or on the date on which any of the conditions  set out in this operations specification is breached.

    REGISTRATION MARKS, TYPES OF AIRCRAFT,PILOT NAMES AND LICENCES

  3. The registration marks, types of aircraft, pilot names and licence numbers referred to in section 1 of this operations specification are:

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    COUNTRY - VALIDITY PERIOD - REGULATIONS(S) AND TYPES OF SPECIALTIES (AERIAL WORK)

  4. The country, validity period, regulation(s) and type(s) of specialties (aerial work) referred to in section 1 of this operations specification are:

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ISSUED

2001.02.26

     PREV~Supersedes the one dated PREV~

For Minister of Transport

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