Operations Specification 614

SUBJECT: REQUIRED NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE 4 (RNP 4) AIRSPACE

AUTHORIZATION

1. This operations specification is issued pursuant to the subparagraph of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) referred to in section 3 of this operations specification. The air operator is authorized to conduct operations in Required Navigation Performance 4 (RNP 4) Airspace provided that the provisions of this operations specification are met.

CONDITIONS

2. The requirements for authorization to operate in RNP 4 airspace are as follows:

  1. The aircraft
    1. is equipped with at least two independent long range navigation systems capable of meeting a position accuracy of +/- 4 NM or better for 95% of the flight time;
    2. meets the aircraft eligibility and aircraft requirements of the ICAO Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Manual, Doc 9613, Vol II, Part C, Chapter 1 Implementing RNP 4; and
    3. meets the technical requirements of the navigation element of FAA Order 8400.33, Procedures for Obtaining Authorization for Required Navigation Performance 4 (RNP 4) Oceanic and Remote Area operations.
  2. Company Operations Manual
    The air operator shall establish procedures in its Company Operations Manual for the guidance of its personnel and any other procedures related to the conduct of RNP 4 operations that are necessary for safe operation. These procedures shall include at least a system description and any limitations; the operational aspects, including normal, abnormal and emergency operations; and any effects or dependencies on other aircraft systems.

CANADIAN AVIATION REGULATIONS

3. This operations specification is issued pursuant to:

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AIRCRAFT

4. Subject to the restriction(s) referred to in section 5 of this operations specification, the reference number(s) for the appropriate aircraft type(s) as listed in part II of this air operator certificate are:

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RESTRICTION(S)

5. This authorization is limited to the following specific series and/or specific aircraft registration(s), if applicable:

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TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

6. The applicable training requirements are contained in Commercial Air Service Standards 722.76(15), 723.98(21), 724.115(22) or 725.124(27), as applicable to the Canadian Aviation Regulations Subpart identified in section 3 of this operations specification. The air operator shall provide training to personnel involved with RNP 4 operations that addresses at least the following:

  1. the operation of the area navigation systems by flight crew in accordance with the training requirements set out in the subsection of the Commercial Air Services Standards, and;
  2. initial and recurrent approved training programs specific to RNP 4 that ensure that each flight crew member and operational control personnel are proficient in the following areas:
    1. flight planning for RNP 4 airspace;
    2. navigation performance requirements for RNP 4 airspace;
    3. en route procedures for RNP 4 airspace; and
    4. contingency procedures for RNP 4 airspace.

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2010-06-15
  
     PREV~Supersedes the one dated : PREV~

For Minister of Transport

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