Standard 501 - Annual Airworthiness Information Report - Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)

Content last revised: 2002/03/01

See also Subpart 501

Table of contents

Preamble

Second Edition

Effective: October 10, 1996

The first edition of Chapter 501 is effectively amendment 501-8. However, in line with the Canadian Aviation Regulations, with the exception of the terms and definitions which are now addressed in the CARs Part I, its content has been moved to Subpart 500 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, and Chapter 500 of the Airworthiness Manual which will be published shortly.

The new version of Chapter 501 sets out the standards and procedures in regard to the submission of the Annual Airworthiness Information Report. Its content comes from Subchapter 507F and AMA 507F/1.

501.01 Requirement to Report

  • (1) Unless a consolidated fleet report is used as provided for in subsection (2), or unless an aircraft is out of service as provided for in subsection (3), an Annual Airworthiness Information Report shall be submitted on form # 24-0059. As required by 501.02 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations the report shall include either additions of new information or corrections to any current Transport Canada (TC) information which may be pre-printed on the form. The report shall be submitted to the appropriate Transport Canada regional office not later than the due date. Details of the form and completion instructions are contained in Appendix A.

    Information note:

    A computer generated copy of form 24-0059, pre-printed with current Transport Canada information about the aircraft, is normally mailed to the last known address of the registered owner several weeks in advance of the due date, which is printed on the form. It is therefore the owner's responsibility to ensure TC is advised of any address change.

  • (2)

    • (a) The owner of two or more aircraft can request approval to submit a single consolidated fleet report for some, or all, of his/her aircraft in lieu of submitting individual reports in respect of each of those aircraft.

    • (b) The application is to be made to the Regional Director, Airworthiness of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft are registered, who will agree to the use of a consolidated report.

    • (c) Consolidated fleet reports are to be submitted in an approved form and manner not later than on the approved due date, and shall contain information for each individual aircraft in the fleet. The approved due date for the consolidated report will be the date requested by the applicant, provided that date is mutually agreed to in accordance with 501.03 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

      Information note:

      The owner will not be sent a reminder that a consolidated fleet report is coming due.

  • (3)

    • (a) Except as provided in (c), the owner of an aircraft that is out of service for one or more reporting periods is relieved from the obligation to submit a report for those reporting periods provided the appropriate section of form 24-0059 has been completed indicating, in the space provided, the approximate date that the aircraft is expected to return to service.

      Information notes:

      • (i) Transport Canada will not send another pre-printed 24-0059 form to the owner until several weeks in advance of the next due date following the date that the owner has indicated that the aircraft will return to service.

      • (ii) Each reporting period is one complete calendar year.

    • (b) Notification that an aircraft is being returned to service following relief from one or more reporting periods is to be submitted, in writing, to the Regional Director, Airworthiness of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered.

      Information note:

      Relief from the reporting requirements detailed in paragraph 501.01(3)(a) of this chapter does not relieve the owner from the obligation to notify the Minister forthwith, when the aircraft is brought back into service, whether before, after, or on the date previously forecast.

    • (c) The status of any out of service aircraft shall be indicated on the applicable consolidated fleet report.

501.02 Reportable Information

  • (1) Pursuant to CAR 501.02 requirements, the following information shall be provided in the Annual Airworthiness Information Report:
    (amended 2002/03/01)

    • (a) Aircraft nationality and registration marks *;

    • (b) Aircraft total hours flown since new, and aircraft hours flown in the last calendar year;

    • (c) Except for an aircraft being operated pursuant to Part IV or Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations the date of the most recent annual or equivalent inspection, and:

      • (i) the name and licence number of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) who conducted and certified the inspection;
        (amended 2002/03/01)

      • (ii) in the case where it was an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) which conducted the inspection, the name and approval number of the AMO; or

      • (iii) in the case of an aircraft that is operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, the name of the owner if it was the owner who conducted the inspection;
        (amended 2002/03/01)

    • (d) Whether the aircraft was significantly damaged since the last report and, if applicable, the date of repair certification;

    • (e) Applicable Type Certificate number *;

      Information note:

      Prior to the introduction of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, Transport Canada had shown the approval of a type design by the issue of a Type Approval. Where no Type Certificate has been issued, the previous Canadian Type Approval number, or in some cases the FAA Type Certificate number, is to be inserted into this area.

    • (f) Aircraft base of operation *;

    • (g) Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered *;

    • (h) Type of flight authority *;

    • (i) Aircraft purpose (i.e. private, commercial or state) *;

    • (j) Aircraft make, model and serial number *;

    • (k) Aircraft empty weight and maximum certified take-off weight *;

    • (l) Engine(s), make, model and serial number(s), if applicable *;

    • (m) Propeller(s), make, model and serial number(s), if applicable *;

    • (n) Skis, make and model, if applicable *;

    • (o) Floats, make and model, if applicable *; and,

    • (p) Certification, by the date and signature of the registered owner, that the reported information is correct.

      Information notes:

      • (i) Current Transport Canada information for the items marked * will be pre-printed on form 24-0059, for checking and correction in the boxes provided.

      • (ii) Total hours flown since new shall be current up to the reporting date; hours flown in the last calendar year refers to the period January 1 to December 31 of the year prior to the due date of the report (identified as "Reporting Period" on form 24-0059).

  • (2) An Air Operator or Flight Training Unit can choose to include a combined report of the total hours flown during training, or other aerial work activities, for the last calendar year.

    Information note:

    This optional data is collected for statistical purposes only.

501.03 Reporting Schedule

  • (1) Where the owner of an aircraft requests an alternate reporting due date, a request shall be submitted in writing to the Regional Director, Airworthiness of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered.

  • (2) Where the Minister requests the owner of an aircraft to consider an alternate due date, the Regional Director, Airworthiness of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered will, in writing, make the request of the aircraft owner.

    Information note:

    To more evenly distribute the due dates of Annual Airworthiness Information Reports throughout the calendar year, the Regional Director, Airworthiness may assign a different report due date, subject to the owner's concurrence.

  • (3) Where both the aircraft owner and the Regional Director, Airworthiness, of the Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered can agree to a new reporting date, the new date will be granted in accordance with the provisions of 501.03 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations

Appendix A - Annual Airworthiness Information Report (Form #24-0059) Sample

Content last revised: 2012/06/01

Form 24-0059E (PDF 732 KB)

Completion Instructions

Reserved

Standards not in force

- related to SOR/2019-119 – Table of Contents of Chapter 501 of the AWM

Table of contents

  • 501.01- Requirement to Report
  • 501.02 - Reportable Information
  • 501.03- Reporting Schedule
  • Appendix A (deleted 2020/01/01)
  • Standards not in force

- related to SOR/2019-119 - subsection 501.01(1)

501.01 Requirement to Report

  • (1) Unless a consolidated fleet report is used in accordance with subsection (2), or an aircraft is reported out of service in accordance with subsection (3), aircraft owners shall submit an Annual Airworthiness Information Report (AAIR) by the following means:
    • (a) online through the Continuing Airworthiness Web Information System (CAWIS); or
    • (b) by regular mail or fax using form # 24-0059, available through Transport Canada’s website.

    As required by section 501.02 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, the report shall include either additions of new information or corrections to any current Transport Canada (TC) information. The report shall be submitted to Transport Canada no later than the due date. Detailed instructions on how to complete the AAIR can be found on the online form or on the second page of form # 24-0059.
    (effective 2020/01/01)

    Information note:

    • (i) On an annual basis, several weeks before the established AAIR due date, Transport Canada will remind aircraft owners of their responsibility to submit their AAIR to the Minister pursuant to section 501.03 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (ii) Aircraft owners are required to notify Transport Canada of any changes to their contact information within seven (7) days of the change.
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (iii) For the purpose of the AAIR, the reporting period is January 1st to December 31st of the previous calendar year.
      (effective 2020/01/01)

- related to SOR/2019-119 - paragraphs 501.01(2)(b) and (c)

  • (b) The application shall be made to Transport Canada’s National Aircraft Certification branch in headquarters.
    (effective 2020/01/01)
  • (c) Operators shall submit consolidated fleet reports on or before the established due date as per section 501.03 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations. The fleet report shall be delivered in an acceptable form and manner, and contain information for each individual aircraft in the fleet.
    (effective 2020/01/01)

    Information note:

    On an annual basis, a notice is sent to aircraft owners at least six (6) weeks prior to the due date in order to remind them to complete their consolidated fleet report. Operators are required to notify Transport Canada of any changes to their contact information within seven (7) days of the change.
    (effective 2020/01/01)

- related to SOR/2019-119 - paragraphs 501.01(3)(a) and (b)

  • (3)
    • (a) Except as specified in paragraph (c), an owner who has declared an aircraft “out of service” for more than one calendar year, is not required to report unless:
      (effective 2020/01/01)
      • (i) the owner is asked to do so by the Minister;
        (effective 2020/01/01)
      • (ii) the aircraft was returned to service; or
        (effective 2020/01/01)
      • (iii) the aircraft has been “out of service” for a period of five (5) complete calendar years.
        (effective 2020/01/01)

      Information note:

      Transport Canada will not send another notice or pre-printed form #24-0059 to the owner until the calendar year the owner has indicated the aircraft will return to service.
      (effective 2020/01/01)

    • (b) Relief from the reporting requirements detailed in paragraph (a) does not relieve the owner from the obligation to notify the Minister forthwith, when the aircraft is brought back into service, whether before, after, or on the date previously forecast. This notification must be submitted to Transport Canada’s National Aircraft Certification branch in headquarters.
      (effective 2020/01/01)

      Information note:

      (deleted 2020/01/01)

- related to SOR/2019-119 - sections 501.02 and 501.03

501.02 Reportable Information

  • (1) Pursuant to the requirements of section 501.02 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, the following information shall be provided in the Annual Airworthiness Information Report:
    (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (a) Registration marks;
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (b) Aircraft total hours flown since new, and aircraft hours flown in the last calendar year;
    • (c) Except for an aircraft being operated pursuant to Part IV or Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations:
      (effective 2020/01/01)
      • (i) the most recent aircraft annual inspection or equivalent inspection date;
        (effective 2020/01/01)
      • (ii) the name and licence number of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) or the name and approval number of the Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO), who certified the inspection; and
        (effective 2020/01/01)
      • (iii) for aircraft with a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, the name of the person who conducted the inspection;
        (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (d) Whether the aircraft was significantly damaged since the last report and, if applicable, the date of repair certification;
    • (e) Applicable Type Certificate number;
      (effective 2020/01/01)

      Information note:

      Prior to the introduction of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, Transport Canada had shown the approval of a type design by the issue of a Type Approval. Where no Type Certificate has been issued, the previous Canadian Type Approval number, or in some cases the FAA Type Certificate number, is to be inserted into this area.

    • (f) Aircraft base of operation;
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (g) Transport Canada region in which the aircraft is registered;
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (h) Type of flight authority;
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (i) Type of registration (i.e. private, commercial or state);
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (j) Aircraft make, model and serial number;
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (k) Aircraft empty weight (last weighed or amended), latest maximum certified take-off weight and landing gear configuration for each of these;
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (l) Engine(s), make, model and serial number(s), if applicable;
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (m) Propeller(s), make, model and serial number(s), if applicable;
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (n) Skis, make and model, if applicable;
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (o) Floats, make and model, if applicable; and,
      (effective 2020/01/01)
    • (p) Certification, by the date and signature of the registered owner or authorized agent, that the reported information is correct.
      (effective 2020/01/01)

      Information notes:

      • (i) Current Transport Canada information related to the aircraft will be populated on the AAIR, for checking and correction purposes.
        (effective 2020/01/01)
      • (ii) Aircraft total hours flown since new shall be up to December 31st of the reporting period; hours flown in the last calendar year refers to January 1st to December 31st of the reporting period.
        (effective 2020/01/01)
      • (iii) In the case where a report is submitted via the Transport Canada website, the use of a Transport Canada supplied confidential access code will constitute the equivalent certification for the date and signature of the owner upon clicking submit.
        (effective 2020/01/01)
  • (2) When submitting their AAIR, air operators and flight training units may also include total flight hours spent training or other aerial work activities, for the same reporting period.
    (effective 2020/01/01)

    Information note:

    (deleted 2020/01/01)

501.03 Reporting Schedule

Where the owner of an aircraft requests an alternate reporting due date, a request shall be submitted to Transport Canada’s National Aircraft Certification branch in headquarters.
(effective 2020/01/01)

Annual Airworthiness Information Report - Form #24-0059
(effective 2020/01/01)

- related to SOR/2019-119 – Appendix A of Chapter 501

Part V - Standard 501 Appendix A - Annual Airworthiness Information Report (Form #24-0059) Sample
(deleted 2020/01/01)

 

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