8.Definitions/Acronyms

a) Definitions

For the purposes of this document;

"Air operator" - means the operator of a transport category aircraft,

"Approved" - means accepted by a Contracting State as suitable for a particular purpose.

"Large aeroplane" - means an aeroplane with a Maximum Certified Takeoff Weight (MCTOW) of more than 5700kg (12,566pounds).

"Scheduled Maintenance Instructions" - means those maintenance actions and inspections performed at set frequencies which are required by the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness.

"State of Design" means the State having jurisdiction over the organisation responsible for the type design.

"State of Manufacture" - means the State having jurisdiction over the organisation responsible for the final assembly of the aircraft.

"Maintenance schedule" - means a schedule required pursuant to CAR605.86 for the performance of the inspections and other maintenance required by the Regulations.

"Transport category aircraft" - means an aeroplane certified pursuant to Chapter525 of the Airworthiness Manual or an equivalent foreign airworthiness standard, or a helicopter certified pursuant to Chapter529 of the Airworthiness Manual or an equivalent foreign airworthiness standard.

b) Acronyms

AC Advisory Circular
AD Accidental Damage
AEG Aircraft Evaluation Group
AEP Age Exploration Program
ATA Air Transport Association of America
CAR Canadian Aviation Regulations
CMR Certification Maintenance Requirement
CPCP Corrosion Prevention and Control Program
DI Detailed Inspection
ED Environmental Deterioration
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAR Federal Aviation Regulations
FD Fatigue Damage
GVI General Visual Inspection
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
IMRBPB International Maintenance Review Board Policy Board
IP Issue Paper
ISC Industry Steering Committee
JAA Joint Aviation Authorities
JAR Joint Airworthiness Requirement
MCTOW Maximum Certified Takeoff Weight
MFG Manufacturer
MR Manufacturer Recommendations
MRB Maintenance Review Board
MRBR Maintenance Review Board Report
MRBPB Maintenance Review Board Policy Board
MSG-1 Maintenance Steering Group - 1st Task Force
MSG-2 Maintenance Steering Group - 2nd Task Force
MSG-3 Maintenance Steering Group - 3rd Task Force
MSI Maintenance Significant Item
MTB Maintenance Type Board
MTBR Maintenance Type Board Report
NDI Non-destructive Inspection
PPH Policy and Procedures Handbook
RCM Reliability Centred Maintenance
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SDI Special Detailed Inspection
SIP Structural Inspection Program
SSI Structural Significant Item
TCCA Transport Canada Civil Aviation
WG Working Group
ZIP Zonal Inspection Program

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