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Regulations amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I, II, IV, VI and VII — Private Operators)

from COPA

COPA provided a detailed explanation of how the proposed rules would negatively impact our sector of aviation (For COPA's letter to Transport Canada click here) (For draft regulation click here). The final rule was not amended to account for COPA's concern.

The regulation is convoluted, as pointed out by COPA during the development of the revised regulation, in that the applicability paragraph 604.02 captures all large aeroplanes (weighing more than 5700 kg), any turbine powered aircraft (meaning jet and turbo-prop), any pressurized aircraft and any multi-engine aircraft. However, the prohibition paragraph 604.03 narrows the applicability down somewhat by prohibiting operation of certain aircraft unless you obtain a registration document.

In summary, as of now, if you want to privately fly any one of the following classes of aircraft you need to register as a Private Operator:
  • any large aeroplane (weighing more than 5700 kg)
  • any turbo-jet powered aircraft (does not include turbo-props)
  • a turbine powered aircraft (turbo-jet or turbo prop) that is also pressurized and certificated for more than six passengers.
Please contact Transport Canada if you have any issues with the direction they have taken. more

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