Maintenance & Manufacturing Staff Instructions, MSI 14


Subject: Number: MSI 14
Flight Authority Revision No: 1
Number of Pages: 16
File No: AARP-5009-3-14 Issue Date: August 26, 2004

Table Of Contents

1. Purpose
2. Background
3. References
4. Authority to Issue
5. Flight Authorities
6. Operating Conditions
7. Official Languages
8. Signature of Issuing Officer
9. Date of Issue
10. Aircraft Identification
11. Distribution
12. Replacement
13. Release of Information
14. Application for Flight Authority
15. Fees
16. Application for Initial Special C of A for Amateur Built Aircraft - Form 24-0079
17. Certificate of Airworthiness - Form 24-0073
18. Verification of Noise Compliance
19. Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Form 24-0074
20. Flight Permit - Form 24-0072
21. Operating Conditions - Form 24-0090
22. Multipurpose Flight Authority - Form 24-0075
23. Validation of Foreign Special Flight Authorities
24. Authorizations for Overflight and Technical Stops in Canadian Airspace 14
25. Effective Date
26. HQ Contact

Appendices

A. Declaration of Lost / Destroyed Flight Authority Document 16

1. Purpose

1.1 This instruction outlines the procedures for the issuance or Validation of Flight Authorities and Authorizations for Overflight and Technical Stops in Canadian Airspace.

2. Background

2.1 Canadian Aviation Regulation (CAR) 605.01, states ".(1) This Subpart applies to (a) persons operating Canadian aircraft other than ultra-light aeroplanes or hang gliders."

2.2 Article 31 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, to which Canada is a signatory, requires every aircraft engaged in international navigation to be provided with a Certificate of Airworthiness issued or rendered valid by the state in which the aircraft is registered.

2.3 CAR 507 provides the basis for the issuance of Certificates of Airworthiness, Special Certificate of Airworthiness and Flight Permits. CAR 507.09 states: "Where an aircraft does not meet the requirements for the issue of a flight authority that conforms to Article 31 of the Convention, the Minister shall make the flight authority subject to operating conditions where the conditions are required to ensure the safety of the aircraft, other aircraft, persons, animals or property".

provisions to indicate if the aircraft is in compliance with applicable noise emission standards and their designation when applicable in accordance with Annex 16 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

3. References

3.1 CAR 104 & CAR 500
CAR 507 & STD 507
CAR 516 & STD 516
CAR 571 & STD 571
CAR 605 & STD 625
Aircraft Certification Staff Instruction (ACSI) 22 - Approval Procedures Domestic Design Changes and Aircraft Certification Staff Instruction (ACSI) 43 - Regional Flight Test Procedures

4. Authority to Issue

4.1 Section 4.3(1) of the Aeronautics Act provides for the delegation of the Minister's powers. The persons eligible for such delegation include Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors - Maintenance and Manufacturing (CASI), as well as delegated persons outside of Transport Canada, Ministers Delegate-Maintenance (MD-M), Ministers Delegate Production (MD-P) and Ministers Delegate -Recreational Aviation MD-RA). The term applicable delegation of authority.

4.2 Responsibility for the issuance of Certificates of Airworthiness, Special Certificates of Airworthiness, Flight Permits and validation of foreign flight authorities, rests with: the Director and Regional Managers of the Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch and authorized CASIs.

5. Flight Authorities

5.1 The following aviation documents may be issued on behalf of the Minister:

  1. Certificate of Airworthiness (Form 24-0073)
  2. Special Certificate of Airworthiness (Form 24-0074)
  3. Flight Permit (Form 24-0072) (for aircraft being manufactured, letter format)
  4. Validation of Foreign Special Flight Authority (by letter format)
  5. Over flight and Technical Stop Authorization (include in the Validation of Foreign Special Flight Authority)

5.2 Multipurpose Flight Authority (Form 24-0075) can be used as a temporary document. Reference paragraph 22 of this MSI for additional guidance.

5.3 Certificates of Airworthiness and Special Certificates of Airworthiness shall not be issued in respect of aircraft registered in countries other than Canada.

5.4 Flight Permits (except when issued to validate a foreign special flight authority) shall not be issued in respect of aircraft registered in a country other than Canada, without the express authorization of the Director, Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing.

5.5 Subject to compliance with the requirements specified in STD 507 and STD 571, Certificates of Airworthiness (24-0073) and Special Certificates of Airworthiness (24-0074) remain valid indefinitely. Flight Permits (24-0072) and Multipurpose Flight Authorities (24-0075) are valid for the period indicated on the documents, which shall not exceed 365 days from the date of issue.

6. Operating Conditions

6.1 Operating Conditions are the special compulsory conditions that apply to the operation of an aircraft, when a Special Certificate of Airworthiness, a Flight Permit or validation of a foreign flight authority is issued. Operating conditions are set out in the document (STD 507 refers) and may include:

  1. conditions applicable to crew qualifications, geographic operating restrictions, description of flights or number thereof, validity of the authority, certificate display requirements, required placards etc.;
  2. operating limitations imposed by virtue of the aircraft design, weight limits, airspeeds and flight envelope parameters, etc.

7. Official Languages

7.1 All flight authority documents are printed in bilingual format. The information entered on the documents must be in either English or French, as requested by the applicant.

8. Signature of Issuing Officer

8.1 The original and all copies of each Certificate of Airworthiness, Special Certificate of Airworthiness and Flight Permit shall have the name of the issuing officer typewritten or printed on the document, in addition to his signature. Forms 24-0072, 24-0073 and 24-0074 shall bear the Transport Canada seal overlapping the signature of the issuing officer. Multipurpose Flight Authority form 24-0075 shall include the issuing officer's name, hand printed below his signature, and the issuing officer's personal Transport Canada stamp imprint overlapping the signature. All signatures shall be made using permanent ink.

9. Date of Issue

9.1 The date of issue appearing on a flight authority is the date the authority takes effect. Where a temporary document was issued (form 24-0075), the permanent document shall carry the current issue date with the statement typed across the top border: "Replaces document issued {ORIGINAL ISSUE DATE}" or "Remplace le document délivré le {DATE DE DÉLIVRANCE ORIGINALE}".

9.2 The date shall be entered using either the bilingual format, e.g. 15 January/janvier 2004 or the international date format, e.g. 2004-01-15, year (four digits), month (two digits), and day (two digits). Abbreviations are not acceptable.

10. Aircraft Identification

10.1 Each flight authority shall clearly identify the applicable aircraft by the complete manufacturer's name, model designation and serial number, as it appears on the aircraft identification plate. Where an aircraft has been modified and has had an additional identification plate installed, the information contained on the second identification plate shall be used along with the name of the manufacturer from the original identification plate to confirm model evolution. For example, as it would appear for a helicopter: Manufacturer name from original identification plate, along with model evolution from second identification plate: Aerospatiale, Model: AS350B converted AS350BA. If there are multiple modifications, all model evolutions are to be included, i.e.: Aerospatiale AS350B converted AS350BA converted AS350B2.

10.2 Where the Certificate of Registration and the aircraft identification plate differ, the information on the aircraft data plate shall be used. In such cases, the Aircraft Registration Regional Office should be notified of the differences.

Information Note: For current policy and interpretation of the manufacturer's legally incorporated name and aircraft model designation, contact AARP in Ottawa.

11. Distribution

11.1 Certificates of Airworthiness, Special Certificates of Airworthiness or Flight Permits must be prepared in duplicate. The first (original) is to be forwarded to the registered owner of the aircraft. A copy of the original is to be scanned into the (5008-XXXX) aircraft file in RDIMS. Aircraft files are National files and are identified by using the last four letters of the aircraft registration mark. For example: an aircraft with registration mark C-FABC, the file # is 5008-FABC. The paper used to print the original flight authority from an electronic template must be the same special paper used to print the certification of registration (CofR). For information regarding the supply of this special paper, please contact AARRC in Ottawa.

11.2 When a Flight Authority (24-0075) is issued, the original (copy 1) is to be forwarded to the owner or operator of the aircraft and the second (copy 2 or yellow) is to be scanned into the (5008-XXXX) aircraft file in RDIMS.

11.3 A facsimile (fax) of a Flight Permit (24-0072) or a validation of a foreign flight authorization constitutes evidence of the issue of a valid Canadian aviation document. When the operator requests the flight authority to be provided by fax, the issuing officer must ensure that the original hard copy is also sent to the aircraft owner or operator, by registered mail, as soon as practicable.

12. Replacement

12.1 A replacement Certificate of Airworthiness, Special Certificate of Airworthiness or Flight Permit will be issued when the owner or operator of the aircraft declares that the document is lost, destroyed or requires amendment. The replacement document shall carry the current issue date with the statement typed across the top border: "Replaces document issued {ORIGINAL ISSUE DATE}" or "Remplace le document délivré le {DATE DE DÉLIVRANCE ORIGINALE}". When using the 24-0075 forms from a remote site, it will be necessary to obtain the issue date of the original document from the regional file. This may be accomplished by phone, fax or email.

Information Note: The new certificate with the current date of issue, noting on it that it is a replacement for the earlier certificate issued to the same aircraft, provides traceability to the time period when airworthiness requirements were examined by the original issuing officer. The original issuing officer remains responsible for the aircraft's conformity to Airworthiness requirements and the person issuing the replacement document is responsible only for the administrative replacement of the document.

12.2 When re-issuing a Certificate of Airworthiness, Special Certificate of Airworthiness or Flight Permit that has been lost or destroyed, the registered owner or operator of the aircraft shall make a declaration as shown in Appendix A and pay the applicable fee prescribed in CAR 104.

13. Release of Information

13.1 Information submitted by an applicant for the issue of a flight authority is classified as "Protected". Release of any information from Transport Canada aircraft files is subject to Access to Information Act and Privacy Act guidelines.

14. Application for Flight Authority

14.1 Application forms 24-0043 (Application for Certificate of Airworthiness), 24-0079 (Initial Application for a Special Certificate of Airworthiness for Amateur Built Aircraft) and 24-0044 (Application for Flight Permit), originals shall be scanned into the (5008-XXXX) aircraft file in RDIMS. Aircraft files are National files and are identified by using the last four letters of the aircraft registration mark. For example: an aircraft with registration mark C-FABC, the file # is 5008-FABC.

15. Fees

15.1 Fees are collected in accordance with CAR 104. Current flight authority fees are contained in CAR 104 Schedule VI. Fees shall be collected with the completed application form for the Certificate of Airworthiness, Special Certificate of Airworthiness, Flight Permit, or validation. If the flight authority requested is to be issued in conjunction with the import of the aircraft, the fee will be collected with the application for the flight authority.

Information Note: Where a temporary document (Form 24-0075) and a permanent document (Form 24-0072, 24-0073, or 24-0074) are issued for the same aircraft, the prescribed fee shall only be collected once.

16. Application for Initial Special C of A for Amateur Built aircraft - form 24-0079

16.1 Application for initial Special Certificate of Airworthiness for Amateur Built Aircraft is to be completed as follows:

  1. Block 1
    Enter the nationality and registration marks, which shall be the same as shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant.
  2. Blocks 2 & 3
    Enter the aircraft manufacturer, model and serial number as stated on the aircraft identification plate, which shall be the same as shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant. 
  3. Block 4
    Enter an "X" in the appropriate block to indicate if the builder modified the design. If yes, attach details of the modifications made.  
  4. Block 5
    Enter the name and address of the person responsible for the design. 
  5. Block 6
    Affix a 3/4-side view picture of the aircraft at least 51 mm X 76 mm (2" X 3") in the space provided.  
  6. Block 7
    Enter the name and address of the builder of the aircraft.  
  7. Block 8
    Enter the base of operation of the aircraft.  
  8. Block 9
    Enter an "X" in the appropriate block representing the class of the aircraft.  
  9. Block 10 & 11
    Enter the total number of seats and the total capacity of the fuel tanks.  
  10. Blocks 12 - 13 - 14 & 15 respectively
    Enter whether or not the aircraft is equipped with flaps. Enter the gross wing area. Enter the flap area of one flap. Enter the flap deflection in degrees.  
  11. Blocks 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 respectively
    Enter the maximum empty weight of the aircraft. Enter the actual empty weight. Enter the maximum permissible take off mass. Enter the maximum weight requested.  
  12. Blocks 20 - 21 respectively
    Enter the maximum permissible load. Enter the maximum requested load.  
  13. Blocks 22 - 23 respectively
    Enter the name of the engine manufacturer and engine model number.  
  14. Blocks 24 - 25 respectively
    Enter the minimum rated engine power. Enter the actual estimated engine power.  
  15. Blocks 26 - 27 respectively
    Enter the name of the propeller or main rotor manufacturer. Enter the model number of the propeller or rotor.  
  16. Block 28 - 29 respectively
    List all amateur-built parts and all prefabricated parts obtained from other sources.  
  17. The owner of the aircraft must sign the form in the space provided signifying that the information is correct and that the aircraft complies with the requirements of Chapter 549 of the Airworthiness Manual.

16.2 The aircraft must be inspected and the form signed to that effect by either a Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Inspector - Maintenance and Manufacturing (CASI) or a Minister's Delegate - Recreational Aviation (MD-RA).

17. Certificate of Airworthiness - form 24-0073

17.1 Following receipt of a properly completed application made in accordance with the applicable sections of CAR 507, a Certificate of Airworthiness shall be issued for an aircraft that complies with all the applicable Airworthiness requirements.

17.2 Form 24-0073 is to be completed as follows:

  1. Block 1
    Enter the nationality and registration marks as they are shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant, i.e., C-F..., C-G... or CF-...  
  2. Block 2 & 3
    Enter the aircraft manufacturer, model and serial number as shown on the aircraft identification plate, which shall be the same as shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant.  
  3. Block 4
    Enter the Type Certificate number that appears on the Type Certificate Data Sheet, and the Type Certificate category.
      
    Example:
    "A -137, Transport", for a Boeing 767 or "A - 211; Normal" for a Piper 32R. Where an aircraft is approved in more that one category, enter all categories, e.g., " A - 199, Normal and Utility" for a Cessna 172R.
      
  4. Block 8
    For Canadian aircraft, certification of noise compliance is now included on Certificate of Airworthiness form 24-0073. An "X" placed in the appropriate box will indicate whether the aircraft either complies or does not need to comply with the noise emission standards. Annotate the Certificate of Airworthiness to indicate that either the aircraft is:
      
    1. in compliance with the applicable noise emission standards and what those standards are; or
    2. not required to comply.

Information Note:

In the absence of applicable or required Canadian noise standards but applicable USA noise standards, it is a common practice to state FAR Part 36 compliance for acceptance of the aircraft in USA. By putting the USA Standard, it gives the ability to follow this requirement in the event the aircraft is sold to the USA.

18. Verification of Noise Compliance

18.1 To determine if an aircraft does or does not need to meet noise emission standards, the following documents must be consulted:

  1. The aircraft's Type Certificate and Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS);
  2. Supplemental Type Certificate(s) as applicable;
  3. Approved Flight Manual; and
  4. Approved Flight Manual Supplement.

18.2 References for the noise requirements are; CAR 516.01, STD 516 subchapter A, CAR 602.150, ICAO Annex 16 Volume I chapters 2-3-4-5-6-8-10-11, and FAR 36.

18.3 Prior to annotating the Certificate of Airworthiness, the issuing officer shall verify that the aircraft conforms to the configuration for which a noise certification statement was issued. In the case of an acoustical change (as defined in CAR 501.01) the aircraft would no longer comply with the configuration for which the original noise certification was issued. A noise certification statement is recorded in the Flight Manual or the Flight Manual Supplement. An acoustical change that causes a revision to designated noise standards would require a revision to the C of NC on the C of A.

18.4 The aircraft Type Certificate Data sheets will state (under "basis of approval or certification") whether the aircraft type complies with either: Chapter 516 of the Airworthiness Manual, AWM 516, FAR 36, JAR 36 or ICAO Annex 16 but may not specify the applicable noise standards.

Information Notes:

It is possible that earlier Canadian TCDS did not include the noise certification under "basis of approval or certification" as required in recently issued TCDS. Nevertheless, the noise emission standards do require the publication of the certified noise levels in the approved part of the Flight Manual.

clauses. Exempt aircraft may include those designed exclusively for aerobatic, agricultural, fire fighting and external loads carrying purposes, and self-sustaining powered sailplanes. FAR 36 has different applicability exemption clauses.

When applicable, it is strongly recommended to state FAR 36 compliance when there is no Canadian applicable or required noise standards for later acceptance of the aircraft into the USA.

In the case where an aircraft whose noise emissions category has been modified by a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), the new standard shall be so indicated.
(v) CAR 602.150 may apply to an aircraft with a maximum Takeoff Mass of 34000 Kg or more.

Examples of Noise Emission Standards for block 8:

FAR 36, Stage 3.
Annex 16, Chapter 3.
FAR 36, Appendix G .
Annex 16, Chapter 10

HQ Contact for the Noise Certification statement:

Power-plant & Emission Section of Aircraft Certification Branch (AARDD-P)

19. Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Form 24-0074

19.1 Following receipt of a properly completed application made in accordance with the applicable sections of CAR 507, a Special Certificate of Airworthiness may be issued in one of the following classifications:

  1. provisional;
  2. restricted;
  3. amateur built;
  4. limited; and
  5. owner-maintenance.

19.2 A Special Certificate of Airworthiness may be issued where the aircraft has been modified to allow multiple configurations pursuant to CAR 507.08. This will allow conversion between a Certificate of Airworthiness and a Special Certificate of Airworthiness as required. The alternative flight authority takes effect when the aircraft is configured to the applicable role and an entry to that effect is made in the aircraft journey log.

19.3 Form 24-0074 - is to be completed as follows:

  1. Block 1
    Enter the nationality and registration marks, which shall be the same as shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant.
  2. Blocks 2 & 3
    Enter the aircraft manufacturer, model and serial number as stated on the aircraft identification plate, which shall be the same as shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant.
  3. Blocks 4 & 5
    Enter the engine manufacturer and model number as shown on the engine identification plate.
  4. Block 6
    Enter the maximum permissible take-off weight in either kilograms or pounds (or both) as per the applicable aircraft type certificate data sheets. Where different weight limits apply, enter "see Operating Conditions".
  5. Block 7
    Enter an "X" in the appropriate block. Refer to CAR 507 for details on classification.
  6. Block 10
    Enter the date of issue of the Operating Limitations.

20. Flight Permit - Form 24-0072

20.1 A flight permit classified Specific Purpose may be issued for an aircraft that does not comply with applicable airworthiness standards but is capable of safe flight. It may be issued for the purpose of, but not limited to:

  1. a ferry flight to a base for repairs or maintenance;
  2. importation or exportation flights;
  3. demonstration, market survey or crew training flights;
  4. other temporary purposes, such as certification flight tests required for the design approval of modification

Information Note:

When a modification is carried out in accordance with an approved STC or LSTC, a specific purpose flight permit may be issued for flight test purposes.

20.2 A flight permit classified Experimental may also be issued for any aircraft, which is being manufactured or is engaged in aeronautical research and development, excluding amateur-built aircraft. The authority to issue these flights permits rest with the Regions. It may be issued for the purpose of, but not limited to:

  1. showing compliance with airworthiness standards.

Information Note:

An experimental flight permit may be issued to confirm that newly manufactured aircraft meet the basis of certification (stall characteristics, etc), or type design changes through the initial approval of a STC or LSTC, or for unique aircraft operations that focus on aeronautical research or development, such as those carried out by the National Research Council (NRC), where the aircraft are highly modified and do not conform to their respective Type Certificates.

20.3 Form 24-0072 - Flight Permit is to be completed as follows:

  1. Block 1
    The nationality and registration marks are to be entered and shall be the same as shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant.
  2. Blocks 2 & 3
    The aircraft manufacturer, model and serial number shall be as shown on the aircraft identification plate and shall be the same as shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant.
  3. Blocks 4 & 5
    The engine manufacturer and model number shall be as shown on the engine identification plate.
  4. Block 6
    Enter maximum permissible take-off weight in either kilograms or pounds, or both. If applicable, where different weight limits apply, enter "see Operating Conditions".
  5. Block 7
    Enter the purpose for the issuance of the fight permit (e.g. Specific Purpose - ferry, Experimental - compliance test,) as per Standard 507.04.
  6. Block 9
    Enter the date of the Operating Conditions.
  7. Block 11
    The date of expiration of a flight permit will be indicated on the flight permit document. Unless otherwise authorized by the Minister, upon receipt of proof of the existence of a more extended requirement, flight permits shall not be valid for a period of more than 12 months. Specific purpose flight permits are normally issued for a period of 30 days.

Information Note:

  1. No flight permit is required where an aircraft maintenance release is being made conditional upon the completion of a satisfactory test flight. Ref: Standard 571.10(4) Table 'Types of Work' item (f).
  2. When flight permits are issued to an aircraft manufacturer, the document that provides the flight permit authorization could be other than the form 24-0072 (e.g. in letter format) as long as all of the required information is captured.

21. Operating Conditions - Form 24-0090 or Letter Format

21.1 Standardized Operating Conditions and Limitations

  1. The issuing officer may issue a flight permit with Standardized Operating Conditions and Limitations described in Standard 507 Appendix D, appropriate to the aircraft and the purpose for which the flight permit is being issued.
  2. Standardized Operating Conditions and Limitations for One Engine Inoperative are to be endorsed on individual Flight Permits for Canadian registered aircraft or in the validation of a foreign flight authority for the ferry flight of a three or four-engine aircraft with one engine inoperative. Reference STD 507, Appendix D.
  3. In all cases, the Regional Manager General Aviation and the Regional Manager Aircraft Certification may be consulted for advice regarding appropriate operating conditions or limitations.

21.2 Operating Conditions and Limitations when showing compliance with airworthiness standards in respect of a new aircraft Type Certificate:

  1. For an initial or subsequent test flight, an applicant for a type certificate in respect of an aircraft, shall conduct analyses, tests and inspections of the aircraft used for the test flight to ensure that that aircraft will operate safely within the flight limitations and restrictions specified by the applicant. (CAR 511.08 refers) Regional Aircraft Certification and Aircraft Manufacturing personnel validate this program. With respect to the maintenance program that is created for a manufacturer's prototype aircraft, the Aircraft Evaluation Division (AARPG) may be consulted.
  2. When Flight Test (AARDC) involvement is deemed necessary, the draft operating conditions are to be forwarded along with first flight requirements (designated engineer's statements as per CAR 511) to the Senior Project Manager, Aircraft Certification Branch (AARDE). AARDE will then conduct a coordinated review, with respect to airworthiness conditions, with Aircraft Engineering (AARDD) and Flight Test (AARDC). The draft operating conditions, once agreed upon, will be signed by AARDE/AARDC and AARDD and returned to the issuing officer, thus giving the concurrence for the formal issuance of the flight permit. (ACSI 43 paragraph 5.3 refers) As the flight test program progresses, experience is gained and data is accumulated, the initial restrictions may require amendment. In such cases, the appropriate concurrence from aircraft certification branch engineering and/or flight test divisions (regional, or regional/HQ as applicable) is required to amend these operating conditions.

21.3 Operating Conditions and Limitations when showing compliance with airworthiness standards in respect of a change to an aircraft type design:

  1. The issuing officer will coordinate the review of the conditions and limitations specified by the applicant and draft of the operating conditions and limitations applied to the flight permit with the Aircraft Certification engineer responsible for the project. (ACSI 22 paragraph 5.4 refers)
  2. The issuing officer must also ensure the aircraft involved is operated to a maintenance schedule that is in compliance to CAR 605.86. Dependent on the nature of the flight permit, required supplemental maintenance conditions may be required and could range from a supplement to an existing approved document, such as an air operator's approved maintenance schedule or a Maintenance Review Board (MRB) report. Any supplemental maintenance conditions shall be referenced in the operating conditions portion of the permit, and shall address any special maintenance conditions under which the aircraft is to be maintained. The Aircraft Evaluation Division (AARPG) may be consulted.

21.4 Operating Conditions and Limitations for aeronautical research and development aircraft

  1. When an aircraft requires a flight permit for aeronautical research and development, (excluding amateur-built aircraft) the issuing officer will coordinate the drafting of the operating conditions with the Regional Manager Aircraft Certification and Regional Manager General Aviation, or their designees.

21.5 Form 24-0090 - Operating Conditions for a Special Certificate of Airworthiness is to be completed as follows: The operating conditions shall

  1. contain the same information as quoted in blocks 1, 2, 3 of form 24-0074;
  2. be numbered consecutively;
  3. be signed, stamped and dated, and
  4. list the any different maximum permissible take-off weights applicable. Refer to block 6 of Form 24-0074.  
    Information Note:
    For Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Amateur-Built, refer to STD 507, Appendix D for details concerning the initial, modified and aerobatic flight approval standardized operating conditions for amateur-built aircraft types.  
  5. Approval of modified operating conditions will require the reissue of the Operating Conditions, which shall carry both the issue date of the original document and the revision date.

21.6 Form 24-0090 - Operating Conditions for a Flight Permit is to be completed as follows: The operating conditions shall

  1. contain the same information as quoted in blocks 1, 2, 3 of form 24-0072;
  2. be numbered consecutively;
  3. be signed, stamped and dated, and
  4. list any different maximum permissible take-off weight limits applicable. Refer to block 6 of Form 24-0072.
  5. exceptions to the applicable standards of airworthiness must be entered on the form, in sufficient detail to identify those items, systems etc. that are not operable or have been damaged to the extent that caused the issuance of the flight permit. (A description of why the aircraft is not eligible for a Certificate of Airworthiness or Special Certificate of Airworthiness.)
  6. except for those items noted under "Exceptions", the aircraft must be operated in compliance with the same standards of airworthiness that would be applicable if the aircraft were operating pursuant to a Certificate of Airworthiness.

21.7 Letter format - Operating Condition for a Production Flight Authority - Aircraft Manufacturing. Operating conditions and limitations shall be issued to an approved aircraft manufacturer using the Transport Canada standardized letter format. The letter shall include all of the information required on form 24-0090. The letter shall:

  1. be on TCCA letterhead;
  2. include a TCCA address;
  3. include date of issue;
  4. include 5008-XXXX file reference,
  5. be addressed to the applicant;
  6. state that it is a flight permit;
  7. include applicable aircraft serial number(s);
  8. include applicable registration marks,
  9. have a brief description of the purpose and validity;
  10. include instructions regarding the display of the letter in the aircraft;
  11. include instructions to placard the exterior of the aircraft as flying without a CofA;
  12. include operating conditions and limitations in accordance with 507 App. D;
  13. have a validity / expiry date; and
  14. be signed, with typed name and title, for the Minister of Transport.

Information Note: The Regional Manager of Aircraft Maintenance and/or Manufacturing shall sign the Production Flight Authority.

Under circumstances where aircraft production is high and posses undue burden on the issuing office, the Regional Manager may authorize the issuance of a Production Flight Authority that identifies a series of predetermined aircraft forecasted by the aircraft manufacturer. In this case, the flight authorization shall:

  1. include all information identified above; except the aircraft registration marks;
  2. include instructions to ensure the aircraft are identified with the registration marks assigned;
  3. not exceed a validity period of more than one year;
  4. clearly state when the permit is no longer in effect based on an aircraft status;
  5. identify separate and distinct operating conditions and limitations for each phase of the production process (ex. Production Test Flight, Customer acceptance flights, Ferry flights);
  6. have each operating conditions and limitations sheet signed by the Regional Manager separately. (this allows the applicable operating conditions to be posted on the aircraft readily showing TCCA approval).

22. Multipurpose Flight Authority - Form 24-0075

22.1 General

  1. Form 24-0075 is a multipurpose form combining the Certificate of Airworthiness, the Special Certificate of Airworthiness and the Flight Permit authority into one document. Form 24-0075 is a temporary document, while forms 24-0072, 24-0073 and 24-0074 are permanent documents. However, all of the above-mentioned forms, when issued, are Canadian aviation documents within the meaning of the Aeronautics Act.
  2. Form 24-0075 may be used where the issue of a permanent flight authority document is impractical for administrative reasons. Form 24-0075 may also be used to cover a short period of time or for a given occasion. e.g. a ferry to base; importation or exportation flight; to allow an aircraft that has been damaged, has inoperative systems, or is overdue for scheduled maintenance, to be flown to a site where maintenance can be performed.
  3. Form 24-0075 may be used to provide specific instruction on the procedures to be followed where flight-testing is required in support of a supplemental type certificate (STC) or limited supplemental type certificate (LSTC). The CASI shall consult with Aircraft Certification to ensure that there is a flight test program in place and that flight test program is referenced in the flight authority. The inspector shall consult with Aircraft Certification about suitable restrictions.
  4. Form 24-0075 shall not be used to reinstate a flight authority, which has been either suspended or canceled.

Information Note: The Flight Authority (24-0075) carries the same significance as the permanent flight authorities. The Regional Manager General Aviation may be consulted for advice regarding appropriate operating conditions.

22.2 Form 24-0075 - Flight Authority is in hard copy format and is also available as an E-Form, and is to be completed as follows:

  1. Enter the name and address of the person who has legal custody and control of the aircraft.
  2. Enter the nationality and registration marks, which shall be the same as shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant.
  3. Enter the aircraft manufacturer, model and serial number as stated on the aircraft identification plate, which shall be the same as shown on the Certificate of Registration or the mark issuance letter issued by the regional aircraft registration staff to the applicant.
  4. Enter an "X" in the appropriate box to indicate whether the flight authority is a Certificate of Airworthiness, a Special Certificate of Airworthiness (including classification) or a Flight Permit (including classification and purpose).
  5. In the case of the Certificate of Airworthiness, an "X" placed in the appropriate box will indicate whether the aircraft either complies or does not need to comply with the noise emission standards. If the aircraft has been determined to be in compliance with the emission standards, annotate the Certificate of Airworthiness to indicate that the aircraft is in compliance with the applicable noise emission standards and what those standards. Reference paragraph 18 of this MSI for additional guidance.
  6. In the case of a Special Certificate of Airworthiness, list, by number, the operating conditions which form part of a Special Certificate of Airworthiness and enter the "Gross take-off weight" section, in lbs or kg, or both, or as per Flight Manual.
  7. In the case of a Flight Permit, indicate the origin and destination of the flight and list, by number, the operating conditions.
  8. Enter the period of validity of the flight authority. Where form 24-0075 is issued on a temporary basis in lieu of a permanent document, the validity period should not exceed 30 days. Where form 24-0075 is the only flight authority document to be issued, the period of validity should be as short as possible, not to exceed 90 days. In all cases, the period of validity of a flight authority issued by means of form 24-0075 shall not exceed 365 days from the date of issue.
  9. In all cases where a flight authority, i.e. Special Certificate of Airworthiness or a Flight Permit, restricts the operation of an aircraft to a given base, the name of the base shall be entered in the space provided.
  10. Where a Special Certificate of Airworthiness is issued by a Minister's Delegate - Recreational Aircraft (MD-RA) to an amateur-built aircraft, the period of validity shall not exceed 365 days from the date of issue.
  11. Enter the signature, which shall be as per paragraph 8 and date of issue as per paragraph 9 of this MSI. Enter the name of the region and the Transport Canada Centre.
  12. The Form 24-0075 can also be used as a temporary receipt for the fee collected. Record the official receipt number on the bottom of the 24-0075. The official receipt must be issued as soon as possible. The unused portions of the form shall be crossed out.

23. Validation of Foreign Special Flight Authorities

23.1 Regional Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors Maintenance and Manufacturing (CASI AM&M) may issue validations of foreign special flight authorities, to operate including transiting in Canadian airspace and/or conduct technical stops at Canadian airports, on behalf of the HQ Standard and Procedures Division (AARPE) of the Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch, in respect of:

  1. foreign registered aircraft , (excluding State aircraft), operated for private purposes only;
  2. aircraft attending a special aviation event;
  3. recreational flight by amateur-built aircraft (other than U. S. A. - registered);

Information Notes:

  1. When a request is received to operate a foreign aircraft in Canada, under a foreign special flight authority (flight permit), validation of this flight authority must be given prior to flight. The validation may be provided by regional CASI-AM&M, on behalf of the Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing Branch (AARP) Headquarters. When issued, a copy of this validation or a notification by e-mail or fax of the RDIMS link of the validation must be forwarded to AARPE for their records.
  2. The validity period for a validation should be as short as possible, where the norm should not exceed 90 days or go beyond the expiry date of the foreign flight authority. Validations in respect of aircraft participating in a special aviation event are issued with validity up to a period of 12 months.
  3. With respect to United States - registered amateur-built aircraft, Transport Canada has issued the Standardized Validation of a Special Airworthiness Certificate - Experimental, for the purpose of Operating a United States - registered Amateur - Built aircraft in Canadian Airspace. The Standardized Validation is available electronically from the following Web (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/maintenance-regsdocs-download-2941.htm); upon request, hard copies are to be made available by fax or mail.

23.2 Regional CASI AM&M may also issue validations of foreign special flight authorities to operate, including transiting in Canadian airspace and/or conduction of technical stops at Canadian airports, on behalf of the Foreign Inspection Division (AARXH) of the Commercial and Business Aviation Branch, in respect of ferry flight in Canadian airspace of any foreign registered aircraft engaged in air transport operations, where the flight is not for hire and reward (non commercial)

Information Notes:

  1. All validations must be accomplished in accordance with paragraph 23.6 of this MSI. However, air transport operations applicants must also provide any applicable information mandated by Standard 721.10, and is addressed in paragraph 24 of this MSI.
  2. Validation of one-engine-inoperative ferry flights issued by the regions, on a case-by-case basis, on behalf of Foreign Inspection Division, shall include an operating condition that refers to Schedule 2 - Prohibited Runways of Appendix D - Standardized Operating Conditions and Limitations to STD 507. A copy of Schedule is to be attached to the validation document.
  3. The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority does not issue specific purpose flight authorities for ferry flight operations; instead, the CAA approves ferry flight procedures as part of the air operator's Operational Manual, in accordance with the provisions of CAP 360.

23.3 The Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch (AARP) is responsible for the issue of validations of foreign special flight authorities, to operate, including transiting in Canadian airspace and/or conduct technical stops at Canadian airports, in respect of the following non-commercial operations (private, not an air transport service):

  1. a foreign (private) aircraft;
  2. market demonstration tour;
  3. experimental flight or test program;
  4. flight by a non-ICAO aircraft; i.e. aircraft registered in a non-contracting state to the 'Convention'
  5. attendance at a Special Aviation Event;
  6. balloons flying under IFR or in Class "B" airspace;
  7. recreation flight by amateur-built aircraft ( other than U.S.A. - registered);
  8. foreign State aircraft operations with a flight authority not issued by the State Civil Aviation Authority e.g. NASA/NOAA aircraft operations

Information Notes:

  1. Foreign registered amateur-built aircraft operated by Canadian citizens or permanent residents may only remain in Canada for a maximum period of 90 days. Reference: CAR 202.42.
  2. Foreign registered amateur-built aircraft may be operated in Canada by citizens of the foreign state where the aircraft is registered for a period of up to 90 days. Requests for additional time may be granted. Reference: CAR 202.42

23.4 Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors Maintenance and Manufacturing (CASI AM&M) in the Foreign Inspection Division (AARXH) of the Commercial and Business Aviation Branch are responsible for the issuance of validations of foreign special flight authorities to operate, including transiting in Canadian airspace and/or conducting technical stops at Canadian airports in respect of foreign commercial air operators and operations under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

23.5 For commercial operators conducting air transport services, certificated by the FAA, who have been issued FAA Operations Specification D-84, "Special Flight Permit with continuous authorization to conduct ferry flights", Foreign Inspection Division (AARXH) may issue a blanket Flight Permit Validation. Aircraft operating under such a validation in Canadian airspace, shall carry the validation and a copy of the FAA Operations Specification D-84, on board the aircraft.

Information Notes:

  1. Request for validations and authorizations, or information with respect to foreign air operators are to be forwarded to the following address:
      
    The Foreign Inspection Division (AARXH)
    Tower C, Place de Ville
    330 Sparks St., 4th. Floor
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0N8 Canada
    Tel: (613) 990-1104
    Fax: (613) 990-5188
      
  2. After regular working hours, the following numbers may be used to contact the Foreign Inspection Division:
       
    Chief, Foreign Inspection Division (AARXH); Tel; 613 998-9074, Cellular 613 290-2733
    TC Ops Center Tel ; 613 992-6853, Fax: 613 993-7768

23.6 General procedures for the application, issue and filing of authorizations.

  1. Application for the validation of a foreign flight authority may be accepted in the form of a letter or facsimile from the person who has legal custody and control of the foreign aircraft, or by his authorized representative. The application shall contain the following information:  
    1. complete details of the purpose of the flight(s) for which approval is required, including a flight itinerary, whether person would be carried, for ground display, market survey, test, etc.
    2. a copy of the foreign flight authority, a copy of the certificate of registration and any operating conditions that have been imposed;
    3. the name and address of the person who has legal custody and control of the aircraft, including phone number, facsimile number, if available;
    4. if applicable, evidence of the authorized representative's appointment;
    5. the duration for which the special flight authority validation is requested;
    6. regional office recommendations (if applicable), including proposed operating limitations and operating conditions;
    7. operating conditions proposed by the Regional Manager, General Aviation, (if applicable);
      Information Note:
      Information not supplied in one of Canada's official languages, must be accompanied with a translation in one of the official languages.
    8. certificate of noise compliance (as applicable);
    9. any additional pertinent details, any other information deemed necessary by Transport Canada; and
    10. the applicable fee.  
  2. The validation of the specific purpose flight authority will be issued in the form of a validation letter, which:
    1. should be addressed to the person who has legal custody and control of the aircraft, identifying the aircraft by manufacturer's name, model, serial number, nationality and registration marks;
    2. shall not remove any conditions or limitations imposed by the foreign civil airworthiness authority;
    3. can impose additional operating conditions as warranted. Additional operating conditions should be coordinated with the Regional Aircraft Certification Engineer or Aircraft Certification Branch, Engineering Division in Headquarters, or the Chief, Recreational Aviation and Special Flight Operations in Headquarters, or the Regional Manager, General Aviation (as applicable);
    4. confirms that the validity period should not exceed 90 days, except in the case of aircraft participating in special aviation events which may have a 12 month validity, in the case of aircraft with Special Certificate of Airworthiness issued in Restricted category for FTA SAS operators, or the expiry date of the foreign flight authority; and
    5. shall be signed on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
  3. The foreign flight permit validation will be prepared in duplicate. The original copy is to be forwarded to the applicant. The second copy including all supporting documentation will be forwarded to AARPE or AARXH, as applicable, or scanned into RDIMS and a notification by e-mail or fax of the RDIMS link of the validation must be forwarded to AARPE for their records. The filing number in RDIMS for a validation of a foreign flight authority is 5812-5-7+ letter of the country for which the validation is issued. E.g.: 5812-5-7B for a Brazilian flight authority validation, or 5812-5-7U for a USA flight authority validation.

24. Authorizations for Over Flight and Technical Stops in Canadian Airspace

24.1 Subpart 1 of Part VII Foreign Air Operations mandate specific Canadian Aviation Requirements applicable to foreign air transport operations and foreign State aircraft operations. CAR 701.10 Issuance of Flight Authorization mandates the issuance of flight authorizations to conduct an over flight of Canada when transiting Canadian airspace or conducting technical stops at Canadian airports. The Foreign Inspection Division (AARXH) of the Commercial and Business Aviation Branch issues these authorizations to operate in Canadian airspace, exclusively.

24.2 Where an CASI AM&M receives an application for an authorization to transit Canadian airspace or conduct technical stops at Canadian airports, this application will be forwarded directly to the Foreign Inspection Division (AARXH), upon receipt. (Phone numbers are provided in section 23 of this MSI.)

Information Note:

  1. The Foreign Inspection Division (AARXH) is accountable to several other government of Canada agencies for the authorization of flights in Canadian airspace. It co-ordinates the interests of those agencies, and notifies the interested parties when an over flight/technical landing authority is issued. Where requests are received for transiting Canadian airspace or conducting technical stops at Canadian airports from foreign operators, and/or foreign states or agencies, those requests must be referred to AARXH for action as the office of primary interest.
  2. Requests by foreign air operators to over fly Canada and/or perform technical stops at Canadian airports are normally received at the Transport Canada Operations Centre (OPS centre), addressed to Transport Canada Civil Aviation's Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) address (CYHQYAYB). The ops centre in turn forwards the requests to the Foreign Inspection Division facsimile at 613-990-5188.
  3. Where the CASI AM&M issues a validation of a foreign special flight authorization to operate in Canadian Airspace.
  4. The processing of a request for an over flight or technical-stop authorization for a state aircraft is actioned in the same manner as described above. The State of the air operator will provide full flight details, in a diplomatic note from its embassy to Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). On receipt of the diplomatic note, DFAIT will consult with the Foreign Inspection Division's Program Manager Surveillance and over flights (PMSO) before approving or denying the request. On advice from DFAIT, the PMSO will issue a flight authorization.

25. Effective date

25.1 This instruction comes into effect immediately.

26. HQ Contact

26.1 The responsible division indicated below may be contacted for information regarding this MSI:

Standards and Procedures, AARPE
Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing
Phone: (613) 952-4424
Facsimile: (613) 952-3298

D.B. Sherritt
Director,
Maintenance and Manufacturing

Appendix A - Declaration of lost/destroyed Flight Authority documents

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Date:

Declaration of lost/destroyed flight authority documents

"I .............................. hereby certify that the Certificate of Airworthiness, Special Certificate of Airworthiness or Flight Permit issued in respect of aircraft make ........, model .........., serial number ................., nationality and registration marks .........., issued by Transport Canada, has been lost or destroyed and I hereby apply for a reissue of the required flight authority.

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