Advisory Circulars

Transport Canada issues Advisory Circulars (ACs) to help the civil aviation community understand how to comply with current regulations and standards in aviation.

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How the document series works

  1. ACs that relate to a part or standard of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) are found in the matching numerical series
    • Example: An AC on flight crew licensing related to CARs 401 will be posted in the 400 Series
  2. ACs that do not relate to one specific part or standard of the CARs are found in the 100 Series – General provisions
    • Example: An AC on safety management systems that applies to all aviation organizations will be posted in the 100 Series – General provisions
  3. ACs that do not relate to another regulatory instrument will be located in the applicable series
    • Example: An AC on employee health and safety will be found in the LTA Series – Labour travail aviation, otherwise known as aviation occupational health and safety

100 Series – General provisions

Document number Subject Effective date
AC 100-001 Glossary for Pilots and Air Traffic Services Personnel 2018-10-11
AC 107-001 Guidance on Safety Management Systems Development 2008-01-01
AC 107-002 Safety Management System Development Guide for Smaller Aviation Organizations 2016-09-02

200 Series – Aircraft identification and registration and operation of a leased aircraft by a non-registered owner

  • Currently no documents available

300 Series – Aerodromes and airports

Document number Subject Effective date
AC 300-001 Processing of Aerodrome Aeronautical Information 2017-08-11
AC 300-002 Safety Management System Implementation Procedures for Airport Operators 2009-06-05
AC 300-004 Unpaved Runway Surfaces 2017-12-05
AC 300-005 Changes to Runway Surface Condition Reporting 2015-04-21
AC 300-006 Precision Approach Path Indicator Maintenance and Inspection (PAPI) 2012-10-12
AC 300-007 Engineered Materials Arresting Systems for Aircraft Overruns 2017-04-24
AC 300-008 Runway Grooving 2017-01-30
AC 300-009 Land Use and Jurisdictional Issues at Aerodromes 2015-06-05
AC 300-011 Designation of Canadian International Airports 2014-02-19
AC 300-012 Storage, Handling and Dispensing of Aviation Fuels at Aerodromes 2015-11-10
AC 300-014 Precision Approach Path Indicator Flight Check 2016-07-27
AC 300-015 Requirements for the Timely Notification of Amendments to Aeronautical Information 2017-10-25
AC 300-016 ALSF-2/SSALR Circuit Interleaving 2017-08-04
AC 300-017 Mixing Aeronautical Ground Lighting Technologies 2017-08-04
AC 300-018 Displacement of PAPI Axis for Offset Approaches 2017-08-28
AC 301-001 Procedure to be followed in order to support Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) at a non-certified aerodrome 2018-10-15
AC 301-002 Aerodrome Registration 2010-12-10
AC 301-003 Ice Aerodrome Development – Guidelines and Recommended Practices 2011-11-07
AC 302-001 Publication of the Level of Service with Respect to Departure Below RVR 2600 (½ Statute Mile) 2017-10-25
AC 302-002 Implementation of New or Amended Noise Abatement Procedures 2008-10-15
AC 302-003 Personnel and Equipment Within the Critical Portion of the Runway Strip 2009-01-28
AC 302-004 Use of a Follow-me Vehicle Service to Support Reduced/Low Visibility Operations 2009-09-18
AC 302-005 Runway Guard Light Installation Criteria 2010-04-22
AC 302-006 Publication of Special Reduced/Low Visibility Procedures in the appropriate Aeronautical Information Publication(s) 2009-12-17
AC 302-008 Maintenance of Runway and Taxiway Lighting Systems 2015-12-07
AC 302-009 Precision Approach Path Indicator Harmonization with Instrument Landing System 2010-10-29
AC 302-010 Mobile Photometric Measuring Unit 2011-06-30
AC 302-011 Airport Pavement Bearing Strength Reporting 2016-01-04
AC 302-012 International Civil Aviation Organization Type A Obstacle Charts 2012-04-24
AC 302-013 Airport Winter Maintenance and Planning 2015-07-10
AC 302-014 Runway Ice Control Chemicals 2013-12-18
AC 302-015 Runway End Safety Area Bearing Strength Requirements 2013-04-10
AC 302-016 Airport Pavement Management System 2016-04-04
AC 302-017 Runway Friction Measurement 2017-01-30
AC 302-018 Grandfathering at Airports Pursuant to Canadian Aviation Regulation (CAR) 302.07 2014-11-27
AC 302-019 Methodology for the Identification of the Aircraft Group Number 2015-07-31
AC 302-020 Mixed Operations at an Airport 2015-07-31
AC 302-021 Introduction of TP312 5th Edition 2017-08-03
AC 302-022 National Exemption to CAR 302.07 (1)(a)(ii) 2015-09-15
AC 302-023 Measurement and Evaluation of Runway Roughness 2016-12-16
AC 302-025 Airport Emergency Plan – Transportation of Passengers and Crew 2017-06-06
AC 302-026 Decelerometer Performance Specifications 2017-08-21
AC 302-028 Wildlife Strike Reporting 2018-09-25
AC 305-001 Standards Associated with H1 Classified Heliports 2017-11-15
AC 307-001 Canadian Aviation Regulation 307 – Aerodromes – Consultations 2017-11-10

Active documents issued prior to February 2, 2007

400 Series – Personnel licensing and training

Document number Subject Effective date
AC 400-001 Aviation Document Booklet 2014-01-22
AC 400-003 Foreign Licence Validation Certificates 2019-03-20
AC 400-004 Industry Invigilation of Computer Delivered Examinations 2018-02-08
AC 401-001 Application Guidelines for Aeroplane FAA to TCCA Licence Conversion Agreement 2015-03-10
AC 401-002 Application Guidelines for Flight Crew Permits and Licences 2011-12-19
AC 401-003 Application Guidelines for Helicopter FAA to TCCA Licence Conversion Agreement 2015-03-10
AC 401-004 Conduct of Instrument Proficiency Checks 2019-03-15
AC 401-005 Maintaining Instrument Rating Privileges as stipulated in Exemption NCR 040-2015, Exemption from paragraph 401.03(1)(b) and section 401.48 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations 2016-01-15
AC 401-009 The Conduct of Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstrations 2018-12-01
AC 408-001 Pilot Examiner Monitoring Procedures - Aeroplane and Helicopter 2013-01-23
AC 421-001 Flight Instructor Refresher Courses – Aeroplane and Helicopter 2010-10-27

Active documents issued prior to February 2, 2007

500 Series – Airworthiness

Document number Subject Effective date
AC 500-001 Audio Alerts and Warnings 2007-06-20
AC 500-002 Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing of Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2008-02-14
AC 500-003 Emergency Exits Exposed to Freezing Rain 2008-04-04
AC 500-011 Restricted Category Certification of Small Aeroplanes and Helicopters for Special Purpose Operations 2009-02-17
AC 500-020 Flight Management System (FMS) Barometric Vertical Navigation (VNAV) Temperature Compensation 2013-07-22
AC 505-002 Airworthiness Control System for a Delegated Organisation (Aircraft Certification) 2008-12-01
AC 505-003 Safety Management Systems for Design Organizations 2008-12-01
AC 507-001 Special Certificate of Airworthiness – Limited 2017-05-31
AC 521-001 Canadian Aviation Regulations 521: Division I—General- Table of Concordance 2010-09-29
AC 521-002 Type Certification Requirements of Aircraft, Engines and Propellers 2011-10-19
AC 521-004 Changes to the Type Design of an Aeronautical Product 2012-03-16
AC 521-005 Supplemental Type Certificates 2012-03-16
AC 521-006 Repair Design Approvals 2012-03-16
AC 521-007 Part Design Approvals 2012-03-16
AC 521-009 Division IX – Service Difficulty Reporting 2011-09-07
AC 522-001 Acceptable Means of Compliance to Chapter 522 of the Airworthiness Manual — Gliders and Powered Gliders 2011-06-17
AC 525-001 Methodology for Establishing Takeoff and Landing Performance on Contaminated Runways 2007-02-14
AC 529-001 Emergency Egress From a Transport Category Rotorcraft After Experiencing a Rollover 2008-12-05
AC 533-001 Initial Maintenance Inspection 2009-05-15
AC 561-002 Guidelines for Developing a Manufacturer Manual 2007-07-13
AC 561-003 Aircraft Production Test Flights 2007-12-01
AC 571-004 Installation Eligibility of Substitute or Replacement Bearings 2009-08-26
AC 571-005 Major Repair After Substantial Damage 2011-07-14
AC 571-006 Electronic Signatures and Electronic Exchange of the Authorized Release Certificate – Form One 2012-03-26
AC 571-024 Documentation Required for the Installation of Parts onto Canadian Registered Aircraft 2019-01-02
AC 573-002 Aircraft Certification Authority Based on Foreign Qualifications 2018-07-25
AC 573-003 Trade Standards for Personnel Working in Approved Maintenance Organizations 2013-10-31

Active documents issued prior to February 2, 2007

600 Series – General operating and flight rules

Document number Subject Effective date
AC 600-002 General Safety Practices – Model Aircraft and Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems 2017-08-31
AC 600-003 Regulations for Terrain Awareness Warning System 2015-07-22
AC 600-004 Guidance Material for Operating Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems under an Exemption 2016-12-22
AC 600-005 Fee collection changes related to processing of a medical certificate in respect of a pilot licence or a pilot permit other than a student pilot permit 2015-01-02
AC 600-006 Flight Deck Automation Policy and Manual Flying in Operations and Training 2015-05-26
AC 600-007 Aerial Applicators Regulations for Non-Certificated Operators (Flying Farmers) 2017-05-31
AC 601-001 Mid-point tolerance for wind turbines of more than 150 m in height 2016-10-04
AC 601-003 Obstacle Light Monitoring, NOTAM and Repair 2017-07-15
AC 602-001 Operational Use of Remote On-Ground Ice Detection Systems (ROGIDS) for Post De-icing Applications 2009-04-24
AC 602-002 Aerodrome Operating Visibility 2011-06-30
AC 602-003 Legal Land Survey for AZR Clearance Attestation 2015-06-30
AC 602-005 Publication enhancements to airport information in the aeronautical publications 2018-08-31
AC 603-001 Use of Night Vision Imaging Systems 2016-04-22
AC 604-002 Demonstration of Emergency Evacuation and Ditching Procedures – Private Operators 2018-08-17
AC 604-003 Exemption from subsection 604.140(2) and paragraph 604.143(1)(e) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations 2016-08-22
AC 604-004 Private Operator - Subpart 604 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations 2017-01-13
AC 605-002 Reliability Methods for Maintenance Schedule Amendment 2011-11-07
AC 605-003 Child Restraint Systems and Other Seating Devices 2016-07-18
AC 605-004 Use of Safety Belts and Shoulder Harnesses On Board Aircraft 2014-11-28
AC 623-001 Sequential Listings of Aerobatic Manoeuvres and Weather Conditions 2007-02-22
AC 623-002 Amendment to the ICAS Ace Manual – Expiration Date of Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) Cards 2007-01-25

700 Series – Commercial air services

Document number Subject Effective date
AC 700-001 Dangerous Goods Special Authorization 2018-11-15
AC 700-002 Carriage of Medical Oxygen Cylinders or Portable Oxygen Concentrators for Passenger Use on Board Aircraft 2013-01-22
AC 700-004 Airborne Collision Avoidance System Advisory Material 2013-06-03
AC 700-005 Use of Transmitting and Non-Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices 2014-04-15
AC 700-006 Required Navigation Performance 4 (RNP 4) and Required Navigation Performance 10 (RNP 10) Airspace 2009-11-03
AC 700-007 Airport Taxi-in/Taxi-out Requirements in Reduced/Low Visibility 2009-10-06
AC 700-009 Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast 2011-03-11
AC 700-010 Unruly Passengers and Incidents of Interference with a Crew Member 2016-03-30
AC 700-011 Operations on Runways with Unpaved Surfaces 2012-03-16
AC 700-012 Passenger Safety Briefings 2009-03-16
AC 700-013 Procedures and Training for the Preservation of Aircraft Recorded Data 2010-01-01
AC 700-014 Passenger Seating Requirements and Accessible Air Transportation 2009-08-21
AC 700-015 En Route Area Navigation Operations RNAV 5 (Formerly B-RNAV) 2011-03-11
AC 700-016 Compliance with Regulations and Standards for Engine-Inoperative Obstacle Avoidance 2010-02-05
AC 700-017 Flight Crew Member Qualifications - Sections 702.65 and 703.88 of the CARs - Grouping Method for Recurrent PPC Purposes of Aeroplanes with a MCTOW of 7,000 Pounds and Less, Operating Pursuant To Subparts 702 and 703 of the CARs 2010-06-14
AC 700-018 Flight Crew Member Qualifications - Sections 702.65 and 703.88 of the CARs - List of Approved and Cancelled Groupings for Recurrent PPC Purposes of Aeroplanes Operating Pursuant to Subparts 702 and 703 of the CARs 2011-06-10
AC 700-019 Terminal and En Route Area Navigation Operations (RNAV 1 and 2) 2010-03-08
AC 700-020 Electronic Flight Bags 2018-03-28
AC 700-021 Part VI and VII Regulations Cross-Reference to Aircraft Equipment and Installations 2011-08-22
AC 700-022 Air Operator Weight And Balance Control Procedures – Subparts 704 And 705 Of The Canadian Aviation Regulations 2011-11-30
AC 700-023 Required Navigation Performance Approach (RNP APCH) 2013-09-27
AC 700-024 Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required Approach (RNP AR APCH) 2015-01-22
AC 700-025 Required Navigation Performance 1 (RNP 1) 2013-05-01
AC 700-026 Aircraft Eye Wheel Height Information 2012-08-07
AC 700-027 Radius to Fix (RF) Path Terminator 2013-09-27
AC 700-028 Vertical Path Control on Non-Precision Approaches 2013-04-22
AC 700-029 Prevention of Runway Incursions 2014-03-24
AC 700-030 Electronic Holdover Time (eHOT) Applications 2014-11-18
AC 700-031 Prevention and Recovery from Aeroplane Stalls 2013-11-08
AC 700-032 Protective Breathing Equipment 2015-04-10
AC 700-035 Special Authorization for Take-off Operations below RVR 600 down to and including RVR 300 2016-02-12
AC 700-036 Brace for Impact Positions for all Aircraft Occupants 2016-09-30
AC 700-038 Performance-based Navigation (PBN) – Enroute 2016-07-15
AC 700-039 Requirements to obtain Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Special Authorization 2017-11-24
AC 700-041 Special Authorization (SA) for Required Communications Performance (RCP) 240 and Required Surveillance Performance (RSP) 180 2018-05-18
AC 700-042 Crew Resources Management (CRM) 2019-01-31
AC 700-043 Changes to Air Operator Certificates and Private Operator Registration Documents 2017-02-01
AC 700-048 DHC-6 Twin Otter – Reduced Ground Roll Take-off: Special Authorization and Guidance 2019-04-15
AC 700-049 Missed Approaches with Published Climb Gradients: Special Authorization and Guidance 2018-07-18
AC 700-050 Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO): Special Authorization and Guidance 2019-02-15
AC 700-051 Monitor Checks on Approved Check Pilots and Advanced Qualification Program Evaluators 2019-01-02
AC 703-004 Use of Segmented Passenger Weights By Commercial Air Operators under Subpart 703 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations 2013-09-18
AC 703-005 Air Taxi CAR 703 Pilot Proficiency Check (PPC) Validity Period 2010-06-15
AC 705-001 Bilingual Briefings at Window Emergency Exits 2007-12-10
AC 705-002 Approval Process Of Initial Flight Attendant Training Programs For Use By Multiple Air Operators 2008-03-17
AC 705-003 Line checks and quality assurance in Subpart 705 commercial air operations 2009-01-05
AC 705-005 Approach and Landing During Convective Weather Conditions 2009-03-05
AC 705-006 Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) Operations Specification 617 (Cancelled) 2019-02-15
AC 705-007 Bounced Landing Training for 705 Air Operators 2010-01-01
AC 705-008 Compliance with Regulatory Requirements Respecting Life Raft Survival Equipment 2011-06-15
AC 705-009 Demonstration of Emergency Evacuation and Ditching Procedures – Airline Operations 2018-11-15
AC 705-010 Standardization of Portable Emergency Equipment and Emergency Procedures Pursuant to Sections 604.243 and 705.227 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations 2017-09-15

Active documents issued prior to February 2, 2007

800 Series – Air navigation services

Document number Subject Effective date
AC 800-001 Safety Management System Implementation Procedures for Air Traffic Services (ATS) Operations Certificate Holders 2009-06-05
AC 803-001 Transport Canada Publication TP308/GPH209 - Change 7.2 Criteria for the Development of Instrument Procedures 2019-01-01
AC 803-002 NOTICE: TP 308/GPH209 Instrument Procedure Designer Workshops (IPDW) 2013 - Cancelled 2013-09-30
AC 803-003 TP 308/GPH209 – Diverse Departure Climb Gradient - Cancelled 2018-07-16
AC 803-004 Restricted Instrument Procedures 2018-02-05
AC 803-005 File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site for TP308/GPH209 (Criteria for the Development of Instrument Procedures) - Cancelled 2016-01-28
AC 803-006 Missed Approach Climb Gradient 2018-02-05
AC 803-007 Notification of changes to the Aerodrome Operator Attestation requirements 2018-10-15

ADM Series – Administrative

  • Currently no documents available

DAN Series – Dangerous goods

Document number Subject Effective date
AC DAN-001 Aerial Work Involving the Transport of Dangerous Goods 2007-05-23

LTA Series – Labour travail aviation (aviation occupational health and safety)

Document number Subject Effective date
AC LTA-001 Protecting the health & safety of employees on board aircraft in epidemic situations involving airborne communicable diseases 2008-01-08
AC LTA-002 Disinsection On Board Aircraft 2009-03-17
AC LTA-003 Participation of Health and Safety Committees and Representatives in Investigations of Hazardous Occurrences – Canada Labour Code, Part II 2009-09-10
AC LTA-004 Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Program 2018-03-01
AC LTA-005 Occupational Health and Safety Inspections On-Board Aircraft by Work Place Committees or Representatives 2017-03-29

QUA Series – Quality Assurance Programs

Document number Subject Effective date
AC QUA-001 Quality Assurance Programs 2017-09-15

SUR Series – Oversight

Document number Subject Effective date
AC SUR-001 Development and Implementation of Fatigue Risk Management Systems in the Canadian Aviation Industry 2011-03-22
AC SUR-002 Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action for TCCA Findings 2015-09-15
AC SUR-004 Civil Aviation Surveillance Program 2015-11-19
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