Airworthiness Notices - B005, Edition 2 - 22 September 1997

 Type Certification of Aircraft Certificated to SFAR 41C or FAR Part 23 Commuter Category

(This Airworthiness Notice supersedes AN No. B005 Edition1)
(dated 21 June 1993)

Applicability

This notice applies to propeller-driven multi-engine aeroplanes having:

  • a maximum certificated take-off weight of 5670 kg (12,500 lb) or less and a passenger seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of 10 seats or more (but not more than 19 seats), and a type certification by the airworthiness authority of the country of manufacture to Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 41C;
  • a maximum certificated take-off weight in excess of 5670 kg (12,500 lb) and a seating configuration of 19 or less, excluding pilot seats, and a type certification by the airworthiness authority of the country of manufacture to SFAR 41C, together with the provisions of ICAO Annex 8 in accordance with paragraph 4(c) of SFAR 41C; or
  • a maximum certificated take-off weight of 8618 kg (19,000 lb) or less and a seating configuration of 19 or less, excluding pilot seats, and a type certification by the airworthiness authority of the country of manufacture to FAR Part 23 as amended to include Amendment 23-34 (Commuter Category Aeroplanes).

Aircraft Type Certificate

Imported aeroplanes certificated by the airworthiness authority of the country of manufacture to SFAR 41C or FAR Part 23 Commuter Category standards will be eligible for a Canadian Aircraft Type Certificate, subject to a type design examination of the aircraft by Transport Canada.

Note: Aircraft type certificated to SFAR 41C are eligible for a Canadian Type Certificate at maximum certificated take-off weights in excess of 5670 kg (12,500 lb) only if they are also in compliance with the provisions of ICAO Annex 8.

The issue of an Aircraft Type Certificate for this category of aircraft is a prerequisite for obtaining a Certificate of Airworthiness for Canadian registered aircraft.

Applications for Aircraft Type Certificate should be addressed to:

Transport Canada Safety and Security
Director, Aircraft Certification - AARD
Place de Ville, Tower C
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
|Canada
K1A 0N8

Fax: (613) 996-9178

The following aircraft models are currently Type Certificated:      

SFAR 41C Aeroplanes:
Beech Aircraft  Models 300, 1900 and 1900C ATA A-149
British Aerospace   Jetstream Model 3112  ATA A-154
Dornier        Model 228-201 and 228-202     ATA A-155
Fairchild Aircraft Models SA 227 AC (Metro III) and SA 227 AT (Merlin IV C) ATA A-158
Part 23 Commuter Category Aeroplanes:
Beech Aircraft    Models B300/B300C and 1900D ATA A-149
British Aerospace Jetstream Model 3212 ATA A-154
Fairchild Aircraft Models SA 227 CC and SA-227 DC ATA A-184
     

Basis of Certification

The basis for the Canadian Aircraft Type Certificate will consist of:

  •  the basis of certification in the country of origin (SFAR 41C together with the performance requirements of ICAO Annex 8, or FAR Part 23 at Amendment 23-34) with appropriate Additional Technical Conditions, including Special Conditions to address novel or unusual design features; or
  • the airworthiness standards of Chapter 523 of the Airworthiness Manual as amended by Change 523-1 dated 1 January 1988,  and subsequent amendments, and Special Conditions, as applicable.

In addition, aeroplanes shall comply with the applicable environmental protection (aircraft noise, fuel venting and engine emission) requirements ofCanadian Aviation Regulations (CAR) Part V, Subpart 16.

Aircraft Operation

Aeroplanes in these categories that have received a Canadian Aircraft Type Certificate, and that are to be used in commercial operations, will be operated in accordance with the applicable requirements of CARs Part VI and Part VII.

For Minister of Transport

K.J. Mansfield
Director,
Aircraft Certification

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