Maintenance and Manufacturing Staff Instructions, MSI 57 - Appendix A


Appendix A - June 2003 amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations

CAR Part I

Subsection 101.01(1)  (NPA 1998-001) the definition for “maintenance” has been amended by adding a new paragraph stating that “maintenance” does not include any work preformed on an aircraft by the manufacturer prior to the issuance of the first certificate of airworthiness or of the export airworthiness certificate. This work is to be performed under the authority of a manufacturer certificate.

No manual amendments or implementation period required for changes to Part I.

CAR Part IV

Amendments to Part IV (Personnel Licencing and Training) are to clarify the examination time limits pertinent to applicants for aircraft maintenance engineer licences and to add a new regulation to approve policy or training control manuals for ATO’s.

Subsection 400.03 (1) (NPA 1998-171) prior to this amendment 400.03 (1) required that tests and examinations required for the issuance/replacement of a permit or licence were to be completed during the 24-month period preceding the date of application for the issuance of a permit or licence or for the endorsement of a permit or licence. However, STD. 566, section 566.03 requires that the regulatory requirements examinations for the issuance of an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence be successfully completed within 12 months after the date on which, the application for the licence is accepted by TC. The amendment to 400.03 eliminates the discrepancy between the requirements of this section and of Standard section 566.03 

Section 400.03 (NPA 1998-171) a new requirement has been added after subsection (2), item (3) CAR’s exam to be completed within 12-month period following the date of application of an AME licence.

Section 403.08 (NPA 1998-109) (Approved Training Organizations), a new requirement added after subsection (2), item (3) minister shall approve a policy or training control manual or any amendment that meet the requirements of Standard 566.

No manual amendment or implementation period required for changes to Part IV.

CAR Part V

507 Background

The amendments to Part V (Airworthiness) Subpart 507remove existing limitations on who may apply for an additional flight authority and adds a new regulation to deal with replacing a lost or destroyed fight authority.

Subsection 507.13 (NPA 1998-002) a new subsection has been added for the replacing of a lost or destroyed flight authority on receipt of a written application from the registered owner or representative.

No manual amendment and implementation period required for changes to Subpart 507.

571 Background

The amendments to Part V (Airworthiness) Subpart 571 were to clarify the intent of 571.02 (2) (b) that the means used to calibrate a measuring device shall be traceable to a national standard & 571.06 (4) (b) to require that made repair parts can only be installed by the person or organization that made the part.

Paragraph 571.02 (2) (b) (NPA 1999-024) was amended, if calibration requirements are published by the manufacturer of the measuring device or test equipment, the means used to calibrate that measuring device will be traceable to a national standard. The wording was changed from “in conformity with an National Standard” to read the means used to calibrate that measuring device will traceable to a national standard. 

Paragraph 571.06 (4) (b) (NPA 1999-159) amended, this item used to say that these part were not to be offered for sale. The change now require that made repair parts can only be installed by the person or organization that made the part. 

Subsection 571.10 (4) (NPA 1998-003) of the French version of the regulations has been amended. Prior to the current amendment, the French text erroneously required that a maintenance release be signed for maintenance performed on the ground, had to be “additional” to the completion of a satisfactory test flight.

Section 573.15 (NPA 1999-025) added a new requirement for an AMO to maintain Technical Records for work performed on all aeronautical products for at least two years from the date that the maintenance release was signed.

A manual amendment is required for 573.15 for all AMO’s to describe their system for maintaining Technical Records. Six months for the implementation of the manual amendment submission with full implementation to coincide with the approval of the manual amendment.

Schedule II Specialized Maintenance 

Schedule II of section 571.04 (NPA 1998-248) (Specialized Maintenance) has been amended. The two most significant changes are to the Avionics and Instruments sections. The Avionics specialized maintenance section has been expanded, detailing what is not specialized maintenance.

Item 4. Avionics, a more detailed list of work that is not avionics specialized maintenance. 

Item 5. A new instrument specialized maintenance section has been added to define what constitutes instrument    specialized maintenance.  

STD Part V

571 Background

Section 571.04 (NPA 1998-246) Specialized Maintenance: Information notes:  items (v) & (vi) have been added to provide additional information in regards to avionics specialized maintenance.

Item (vi) additional information has been added when making reference to “Avionics Systems”, “Instruments”, “Standard Test Equipment”, and “Equivalency of LRU’s “.

Section 573.10  (NPA 1999-027) Maintenance Policy Manual: added item (k) requiring AMO’s to describe the details of the system used to maintain and retain records of the work performed for each aeronautical product maintained by an AMO. The standards of 573 did not require an AMO to retain records for work performed on aeronautical products, the previous requirement was to have AMO’s provide the details of the system of work cards or other methods used to record the performance and keep records of the work performed.

Section 573.15 (NPA 1999-026) Technical Records: a new standard added detailing the type of records that are required to be maintained for any work performed on all aeronautical products. These include but are not limited to aircraft inspection sheets, records of any corrective actions, work records for engines, propellers, appliances and components repair and overhauls, ground and flight test records and copies of aircraft technical records indicating any work in respect to any Airworthiness Directives or other instructions for continuing airworthiness and maintenance releases applicable to the work preformed.

If the record keeping system relies upon electronic data, it shall include provisions to ensure that access, entries, and corrections are limited to authorized persons only. The system is to provide that when changes are made to established records, that the identity of the person making the change are recorded and that the original information remains available and that back up copies be made and kept in a secure location to prevent from loss of data. 

A manual amendment is required for 573.15 for all AMO’s to describe their system for maintaining Technical Records. Six months for the implementation for the manual amendment submission with full implementation to coincide with the approval of the manual amendment.

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