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Private operator regulations not ready for prime time

from By Kevin Psutka, COPA president and CEO

Transport Canada's draft regulation CAR 604 is severely flawed in several areas, including capturing amateur-built turbojet powered aircraft such as the new Sub-Sonex aircraft, effectively prohibiting certain operations for our sector and discriminating against certain types of aircraft. Following a call for input on our website and the Jan. 2 edition of eFlight, we have finalized and submitted a letter, marked up version of the draft regulation and comments against the draft regulation.

COPA was not consulted as the draft regulation was developed. Transport Canada chose to ignore the consultation process and consequently there are significant issues that must now be resolved in order for the regulation to make sense. COPA worked closely with the CBAA in the development of our submission. more

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