Maintenance and Manufacturing Staff Instructions, MSI 38


Subject: Number: MSI 38
Export of Complete Aircraft Revision No: 0
  Number of Pages: 1
File No:  AARP-5009-3-38 Issue Date: March 21, 2000

1. Purpose

1.1 The purpose of this instruction is to provide guidance and information to the aviation industry and to Transport Canada personnel concerning the exportation of complete aircraft from Canada.

2. Background

2.1 Export Airworthiness Certificates are issued to certify compliance with type design as specified in the application, and of the importing country unless the National Airworthiness Authority of the importing country accepts otherwise.

2.2 Procedures for the export of complete aircraft are contained in Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 509) Export Airworthiness Certificates and associated Standard. Export Airworthiness Certificates may be issued by appropriately delegated Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors, (CASI) or, for new aircraft, by a Minister's Delegate - Production employed by the aircraft manufacturer. Export Airworthiness Certificates for used aircraft, may be issued by a Minister's Delegate - Maintenance, reference Maintenance & Manufacturing Policy Letter #15.

3. Declaration

3.1 The export process requires a declaration that the aircraft conforms to its certified type design and is in condition for safe operation. This declaration must be signed by an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) or, if the aircraft is a new one manufactured in Canada, by an authorized representative of the manufacturer.

3.2 Depending on the circumstances, the declaration may make reference to the Canadian requirements or to those of the importing country. Certain countries have notified Canada of their requirements, as detailed in Standard 509, Appendix B. Where it is not possible to meet all of the applicable standards, the National Aviation Authority of the importing country may provide a written statement accepting the deviation. This statement should be referenced in the export certificate, and should accompany the export documentation. Despite the similarity in the titles, an Export Airworthiness Certificate is not a Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A). Therefore, unless the aircraft is to be disassembled and delivered by surface transportation, the aircraft must have a valid flight authority, to enable the delivery flight.

4. Collection of Fees

4.1 When Transport Canada issues an Export Airworthiness Certificate, the applicable fee as specified in CAR 104 shall be recovered. Where the document is issued by the MD-M, no fee is due to the Receiver General. The MD-M is at liberty to charge a fee for the service provided. MD-Ms should be aware that the Goods and Services Tax (GST), may be applicable.

5. Effective Date

5.1 This instruction comes into effect immediately.

6. HQ Contact

6.1 The responsible officer indicated below may be contacted for information regarding this MSI:

Simon Nadeau, AARPC
Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing
E-mail: nadeaus@tc.gc.ca
Phone: (613) 952-1018
Facsimile: (613) 952-3298

D.B. Sherritt
Director,
Maintenance and Manufacturing

Part 1: Requirements

1.1 The following requirements must be met for the aircraft to be eligible for an Export Airworthiness Certificate:

Export certification of a used aircraft will only be made where the aircraft is, within 30 days prior to the date of the application, certified by a person as meeting the requirements of Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR) 509.04, as conforming to the type design requirements specified in the application. Following this certification, the aircraft must be maintained in the certified condition throughout the Export Airworthiness Certificate issuance process. This may be demonstrated by compliance with CAR Part V, Subpart 9 - Export Airworthiness Certificate (CAR 509), and Std 509.02 - Application Procedures.

Information Notes:

(1) The issue of an Export Airworthiness Certificate does not constitute an authority to fly the aircraft.

(2) Procedures for obtaining a flight authority for delivery of the aircraft are contained in Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR) 507.

(3) Aeronautical products, other than a complete aircraft, are not eligible for export under a certificate issued by the Minister.

(4) In the case of a used aircraft, Minister's Delegates shall not issue an Export Airworthiness Certificate in respect of an aircraft for which he has also made an application for issue of an Export Airworthiness Certificate, or has completed an attestation of condition and conformity, or make any recommendation relating to such application or attestation.

(5) Applications for Export Airworthiness Certificates shall be made using form 24-0050, which can be obtained from any Transport Canada office. Details for the completion of this form are contained in Standard 509, Appendix A - Application for an Export Airworthiness Certificates for Aircraft Form 24-0050.

(6) The applicant is responsible to ensure that all major repairs and major modifications carried out prior to export are in accordance with approved data or specified data. Reference CAR 571.06 and STD. 571.06 for definitions and details, and STD 571 Appendix A for criteria used to classify modifications and repairs.

(7) The applicant must provide a complete list of modifications, Supplementary Type Approvals (STAs) or Supplementary Type Certificates (STCs) as early as possible during the export process. The applicant may be required to supply substantiating documentation on any or all modifications, STAs or STCs as required by Transport Canada. The applicant must ensure he has access to all information required to substantiate the above.

(8) Pursuant to CAR 509 requirements, the owner of an aircraft for which an Export Airworthiness Certificate has been issued is responsible to forward to the importer all documents and information necessary for the proper operation of the product being exported. These documents include, as applicable:

(a) flight manuals;

(b) maintenance manuals;

(c) service bulletins and assembly instructions required by the type certificate; and,

(d) any material stipulated by the civil aviation authority of the importing state.

The documents, information, and material can be forwarded by any means consistent with the special requirements of the civil aviation authority of the importing state.

(9) Applicants that have any questions, concerns or doubts as to the requirements or process, please contact your local Transport Canada Centre (TCC).

Part 1:  General

This section is to be completed by the applicant
a) The following checklist should be used for exportation of completed aircraft.
b)  Where the Minister has agreed to issue an Export Airworthiness Certificate in respect of an aircraft being exported as conforming to a foreign airworthiness standard, the Minister is obligated to verify compliance with any special requirements requirements listed in Appendix B of STD. 509, and any additional requirements specified by the importing state as a condition of shipment at the time of export. Such additional requirements can involve, for example, markings and registration, additional copies of the export airworthiness certificates, copies of maintenance records and flight manuals etc.. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide Transport Canada with details in respect of any special requirements of the importing state.
Where an aircraft does not meet the type certificate or portions thereof, the Minister may issue an Export Airworthiness Certificate by providing a declaration that specifies the non-conformity to the applicable type design or any special requirement, and the acceptance of that non-conformity by the state to which the aircraft is being exported.
Provide the name and telephone number of the organization / person who will be responsible for the aircraft inspection and application for the Export Airworthiness Certificate.
Name:
Organization:
Address:          
Telephone Number: _________________________
Facsimile Number: _________________________
E-mail Address: __________________________

Confirmation by applicant:

To be completed by the aircraft owner or his representative to confirm that paragraph 1.1 above has been satisfied.
   
Aircraft Owners Name:  
 
       
Telephone Number:   Date:  
 
Aircraft Owners Authorized Representative Name (Exporting AMO): Note: A signature in this block requires an accompanying document as evidence that the person has been duly authorized by the owner.
 
Telephone Number:   Date:  
 
Fee Submitted (as applicable): ___________________ Date:   _________________

Part 2:  To be completed by the applicant (where applicable)

Please ensure all applicable areas are completed. Mail or deliver to your local Transport Canada Centre.
2.1 Photograph, copy all (sketch)  ACTUAL data plate(s) details in the space provided:

Information Note: Note all aircraft have data plates, should this not be the case contact your local Transport Canada Centre for assistance.

Part 2: To be completed by the applicant (where applicable)

2.2 Tombstone Data:

It is the applicant's responsibility to accurately record the applicable airframe, engine, propeller, main rotor, tail rotor and auxiliary power unit descriptive data from a visual inspection of the components specific data plate. Other technical information may be obtained from the aircraft journey and technical logs.

Aircraft
Manufacturer  
Model Number  
Serial Number  
Total Time Since New (TTSN)  
Total Cycles Since New (TCSN)  
Type Certificate Number  
Identify last major inspection and date completed: Type: Date:
Indicate if the Inspection was conducted in accordance with the manufacturer's requirements or other maintenance schedule  
Previous foreign registration  
Additional Information: Use additional sheets as required.  

Part 2: To be completed by the applicant (where applicable)

2.3 Tombstone Data: (cont'd)

Engine Engine # 1 Engine # 2 Engine # 3 Engine # 4
Manufacturer        
Model Number         
Serial Number        
Type Certificate Number        
Total Time Since New (TTSN)        
Total Time Since Overhaul (TTSO)        
Total Cycles Since New (TCSN)        
Total Cycles Since Overhaul (TCSO)        
Additional Information: Use additional sheets as required.    

Part 2: To be completed by the applicant (where applicable)

2.4 Tombstone Data: (cont'd)

Propeller Propeller # 1 Propeller # 2 Propeller # 3 Propeller # 4
Manufacturer        
Model Number      
Serial Number        
Type Certificate Number        
Total Time Since New (TTSN)        
Total Time Since Overhaul (TTSO)        
Additional Information: Use additional sheets as required.
         

Part 2: To be completed by the applicant (where applicable)

2.5 Tombstone Data: (cont'd)

Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
Manufacturer  
Model Number  
Serial Number  
Type Certificate/ TSO Number  
Total Time Since New (TTSN)  
Total Time Since Overhaul (TTSO)  
Total Cycles Since New (TCSN)  
Total Cycles Since Overhaul (TCSO)  
Additional Information: Use additional sheets as required.

Part 2: To be completed by the applicant (where applicable)

2.6 Tombstone Data: (cont'd)

Provide a list of all helicopter dynamic components as listed on the aircraft type certificate.
Dynamic Components Manufacturer Model Number Serial Number TTSN TTSO
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
Additional Information: Use additional sheets as required.  

Part 3: General

Note: The following checklist is controlled, therefore it is suggested that, should copies be made, you please ensure the revision status is current prior to use. Contact your local Transport Canada Centre for information. The checklist is also available on the Internet at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp13751-manual-menu-2619.htm.

This checklist shall be used to ensure the standardization of the export process and assure that all data necessary to validate the export are requested and received from the applicant. The Minister's Delegated Representative or CASI , is responsible for the export will ensure compliance with the requirements stated herein.

Enhancements or questions regarding this document may be made through your local Transport Canada Centre.

The responsibility rests with the applicant to ensure that all export requirements identified in the applicable Canadian Aviation Regulations and Standards have been complied with and validated prior to making application for a Export Airworthiness Certificate. Any false claims identified by Transport Canada Inspectors during their subsequent review will be forwarded directly to the Enforcement office for further action.

Part 3: Checklist - To be completed by the applicant

  Acceptable   N/A
  Yes No  
Has the aircraft been inspected and certified by a person authorized to do so?      
Inspection, including disassembly when necessary, depending on the technical history of the aircraft, shall be carried out, if the technical history is sufficient , a 100 hour  inspection or equivalent shall be carried out. Has this been accomplished?
Note 1: "Sufficient" in relation to technical history means, as a minimum, a maintenance release or equivalent certification for each maintenance task completed within the preceding year, and technical records in sufficient detail to enable a determination of  the following:
- the identity of the aircraft;
- the identity of each installed engine;
- the identity of each installed propeller / rotor;
- the identity and airworthiness status of each installed serialized component;
- the time remaining before the next scheduled task on the applicable maintenance schedule;
- the permissible time in service remaining for each life-limited part installed;
Note 2: The aircraft owner shall submit a report (survey) to the Minister's Representative (PMI) clearly detailing the inspection conducted and all additional details of the work required to bring the aircraft to a condition of conformity to the certified type design and of safe operation. The Minister's Representative will evaluate the report and inspect the aircraft to determine if the work proposed will bring the aircraft to a condition of conformity and to a condition of safe operation.
     
Is the technical history of the aircraft continuous?
Note 1: If the technical history of the aircraft lacks continuity, or does not, in the opinion of the "authorized person", contain sufficient data regarding the maintenance of the aircraft, engines, or other aeronautical products, disassembly and inspection are required.
Note 2: The aircraft owner shall submit a report (survey) to the Minister's Representative (PMI) detailing what portions of the aircraft, engines, aeronautical products lack continuity  and will require disassembly and inspection.
The Minister's Representative will evaluate the report and inspect the aircraft to determine if the work proposed will bring the aircraft to a condition of conformity and to a condition of safe operation.
     

Part 3: Checklist - To be completed by the applicant

  Acceptable   N/A
  Yes No  
Is the technical history sufficient to determine the conformity and condition of the aircraft?
Note 1: If the technical history of the aircraft is not sufficient to determine the conformity and condition of the aircraft, a complete overhaul is required.

Note 2: The aircraft owner shall submit a report (survey) to the Minister's Representative (PMI) detailing what portions of the technical history are not sufficient to determine the aeronautical products conformity and condition  and will be overhauled.
The Minister's Representative will evaluate the report and inspect the aircraft to determine if the work proposed will bring the aircraft to a condition of conformity and to a condition of safe operation.
     
Is the aircraft, engine(s), propeller(s) and appliances in compliance with the applicable type certificate data sheets or aircraft specifications?      
Is the aircraft cabin in an approved configuration?
Note: Review against the type certificate and approved drawings.
     
Does the importing country provide for acceptance of Export Airworthiness Certificates (EAC)?      
Was the Aircraft manufactured in Canada by an approved manufacturer to a type design specified in a Canadian type certificate?      
Was the aircraft, if manufactured in a country other than Canada, manufactured to a type design certified by both the Canada and the importing country, and is there a Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement or similar arrangement between the  country of manufacture and Canada?       
Have major modifications or major repairs have been embodied. See STD 571.06 for definitions of major and minor. Has a listing of these been provided?
See STD. 509.02(4) (d)
     
Have "Conformity Certificates" (Form # 24-0045) been submitted for each major modification or major repair on the aircraft?      
Have any unapproved modifications or repairs been incorporated on the aircraft, engines or any installed components that are subject to the approval requirements of CAR 571? See STD.509.02(6)(c)      
Does the Application for a Export Airworthiness Certificate list all applicable Airworthiness Directives that have been complied with?  See STD 509.02 (4)(d)      
Have all applicable Airworthiness Directives (or foreign equivalents) been complied with? See STD 509.02 (6)(b)
Note: The applicant must verify that all applicable Airworthiness Directives (ADs) have been complied with. If a list identifying all applicable ADs was not supplied by the exporter please provide a list of AD's that were researched and complied with by the applicant.
     

Part 3: Checklist - To be completed by the applicant

  Acceptable   N/A
  Yes No  
Have all Placards required by the applicable standards of airworthiness been affixed to the aircraft or attached to the component in accordance with those standards?
Note 1:If the aircraft contains signs powered by tritium, reference AN B007
Note 2: See CAR 605.05 and STD 625.05(1) (a) (b) (c) (d)
     
Is the airframe, engine(s) and propeller(s) free of corrosion or within the limits prescribed by the applicable maintenance manuals?
Note: If corrosion is within limits provide complete details of location and identify the maintenance manual standards.
     
Are all aircraft systems, engines, propellers, appliances and controls functioning properly? See STD 509.02(6)(a)      
Have the engines, propellers, rotors, life limited components, appliances, balloon basket and burner assemblies been identified in accordance with applicable sections of CAR 201.06 to CAR 201.11?      
Is the approved flight manual or approved operating limitations as applicable available for the aircraft? Are all applicable supplements included in the AFM?
See STD 509.02(6)(a)
     
Is a Weight and Balance report (including lateral computations as applicable) together with an item of equipment not forming part of the type design available? See STD 509.02(4)(b)
Note 1: The aircraft must have a current weight and balance including an equipment list that meets the requirements of AWM 571 Appendix C.
     
Have all life-limited parts been researched to determine that the time in service of each life-limited part has not exceeded its maximum permitted life?
See  STD 509.02(6)(a)
Note 1: Each life-limited component, or any product containing a life-limited component, which has seen prior service shall be accompanied by its technical record containing details of all repairs and modifications carried out during its service life, and a record of accumulated time in flying hours or cycles, as may be applicable.
See  STD 507.07(14)
Note 2: For installation of Life Limited Parts refer to the CAR 571.09(1) and See STD 571.09
     
Has the aircraft journey log and other technical records been established for the aircraft as required by CAR 605.92? Are the technical records complete? Note There must be no lapses in time that could affect a life limited component.      
Are there currently any deferred defects against the aircraft? If there are, provide a list of the defects deferred.      

Part 3: Checklist - To be completed by the applicant

  Acceptable

 
N/A
  Yes No  
Disassembled Aircraft Where an aircraft is being exported as a disassembled aircraft under the provisions of CAR 509.02(8), the holder of the Export Airworthiness Certificate shall (reference Standard 509.05 (2) forward the manufacturer's assembly instructions to the new owner. These instructions shall include the manufacturer's approved production flight test check form, along with additional instructions that provide sufficient detail to permit whatever rigging, alignment, and ground testing as necessary to ensure that the aircraft will conform to the approved configuration and type design when reassembled.  Has this been completed?      
Are the following documents available:
Maintenance manuals?
Service Bulletins?
Assembly instructions required by TC?
Any other materials stipulated by the importing country?
     
Is the aircraft available for inspection? If not when and where will it be available?
Location: _____________________________________________________
Date:__________________________________________________________
     
Is the aircraft currently registered?
In what State?__________________________________
Note: Foreign registered aircraft that does not have a valid C of A, must have a Flight Permit issued by their Foreign authority, and validated for flight in Canadian Airspace by Transport Canada.
     
Has Commercial and Business Aviation been advised of the impending export?      
Has Transport Canada General Aviation (Registration) been advised of the impending export?      
Is the application for a Export Airworthiness Certificate properly signed by an authorized representative and is it complete?      
Export certification of a used aircraft will only be made where the aircraft is, within 30 days prior to the date of the application, certified by a person as meeting the requirements of Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR) 509.04, as conforming to the type design requirements specified in the application. Has this been accomplished?      
Does the information contained in this checklist match that of the Application form?
To the best of my ability the information contained in the checklists is true and accurate.
Print name of applicant / representative:  
Date:  
Signature of applicant / representative:  
Date:  
Name of authorized representative who
verified (sampled) the above requirements:

Part 4: This part is to be completed by a Transport Canada Representative

For Departmental Use Only:
Does the airframe model number agree with the Type Certificate? Yes:    No: 
Does the engine(s) model number agree with the Type Certificate? Yes:    No: 
Does the propeller(s) model number agree with the Type Certificate? Yes:    No: 
Does the APU model number agree with the Type Certificate? Yes:    No: 
Has a flight permit been issued or validated ? Yes:    No: 
Have the CAR 104 fees been submitted (if applicable)? Yes:    No: 
Has the exporter advised Transport Canada, General Aviation (Aircraft Registration) of the impending export? Yes:    No: 
Has the application form 24-0050 been review for correct information? Yes:    No: 
Will the Canadian Export Airworthiness Certificate be issued? Yes:   No:  Date of Issue:
If yes, name of the issuing representative: ____________________________________________ (Please print)

Signature: ________________________________________________

Has the EAC been reviewed for correct information?   Yes:    No: 
Has the seal been included and has it been signed?     Yes:    No: 
Forward the entire package to the regional aircraft file, and update CAIS. Yes:    No: 
If no, has the exporter been informed in writing identifying why the Canadian Export Airworthiness Certificate was not issued? Yes:   No: 
Has the exporter / Transport Canada rescheduled the inspection if necessary? Yes:   No:  Date Rescheduled:
Remarks: Note: Should the aircraft not be eligible for an EAC, state the reasons why not below.
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