Aircraft certification guidance and advisory materials (pre 2007)

Transport Canada issued certification guidance and advisory materials to help people working in the aviation industry comply with regulations and standards. The materials below include Staff Instructions (SIs), Aircraft Certification Staff Instructions (ASCIs), Policy Letters (PLs), Aircraft Certification Policy Letters (ACPLs) and Advisory Circulars (ACs).

All documents issued after 01 Feb 2007 are now published as Advisory Circulars or Staff Instructions.

Also see the Civil aviation document cancellation history.

GEN - Administrative Guidance and Advisory Material
Document number
(R=Revised)
Issue date Subject

SI GEN-004

2004-02-05

Cost Recovery for Aeronautical Product Certification

SI GEN-006

2006-06-12

Aircraft Certification Inspection and Audit Procedures

Availability of new guidance materials

ACPL 19

1998-01-01

Canadian Aviation Regulation Part 1, Subpart 104 – Implementation

 
500 General
Document number
(R=Revised)
Issue date Subject

SI 500-001

2006-11-15

Approval of Aeroplane Weight Changes

PL 500-002

2003-06-10

Establishing the Certification Basis of Changed Aeronautical Products - Interpretation and Policy

PL 500-003

2006-01-16

Delegation of Flight Manual Supplement Approval For Simple Avionics Installations

AC 500-005

2004-12-01

Fire Protection - Ignition Sources

AC 500-006

2004-12-01

Aircraft Operations after Ground Cold Soak

AC 500-007

2004-12-01

Lightning Protection of Aircraft Fuel Systems

AC 500-008

2004-12-01

Induction System Snow Protection

AC 500-009

2004-12-01

Composite Aircraft Structure

AC 500-010

2004-12-01

Standards for the Design and Installation of Aircraft Skis

AC 500-012

2004-12-01

Airworthiness Standards for the Design of Aircraft Floats

AC 500-013

2004-12-01

Carriage of Bulk Liquids in Aircraft

AC 500-015

2004-12-01

Certification Plans

AC 500-016

2004-12-01

Establishing the Certification Basis of Changed Aeronautical Products

SI 500-019

2005-11-21

Issue Papers, Concern Papers and Certification Memoranda

AC 500-021

2006-10-20

Certification of a Change of Pilot-In-Command Seat for Single-Pilot Operations for Rotorcraft

AC 500-022

2006-11-08

In-Flight Entertainment Systems

ACSI 55

1989-11-14

Shroud Type Cabin Heaters

ACSI 29

1997-02-27

Review and Approval of Revisions—Domestic Flight Manuals

 
505 - Delegation of Authority
Document number
(R=Revised)
Issue date Subject

AC 505-001

2004-12-01

Design Approval Representative (DAR)

 
513 - Approval of Modification and Repair Designs
Document number
(R=Revised)
Issue date Subject

SI 513-001

2004-02-16

Approval Procedures for Modifications and Repairs to Damage Tolerant Aircraft Structures

AC 513-003

2004-12-01

Flight Test Considerations for the Approval of the Design of Aircraft Modifications

SI 513-011

2006-12-18

Certification of Night Vision Imaging Systems

 
523 - VLA - Very Light Aeroplanes
Document number
(R=Revised)
Issue date Subject

AC 523-VLA-001

2004-12-01

Advisory Circulars - Joint (ACJ's) Very Light Aeroplanes

 
523 - Normal, Utility, Aerobatic and Commuter Category Aeroplanes
Document number
(R=Revised)
Issue date Subject

SI 523-001

2003-11-14

Wing Tip Extensions and Cut-out Modifications to Fuselage

AC 523-002

2004-12-01

Stalls, Compliance (Commuter Category Aeroplanes)

AC 523-003

2004-12-01

Flight in Icing Conditions - Performance

AC 523-004

2004-12-01

Turbine Engine Propeller Reversing Systems (Commuter Category Aeroplanes)

AC 523-005

2004-12-01

Flight in Icing Conditions - Flight Characteristics

AC 523-006

2004-12-01

Performance Credit for Use of Power and Propeller Blade Pitch during Accelerate Stop and Landing Ground Roll

AC 523-007

2004-12-01

Glider and Banner Towing

PL 523-008

2004-06-30

Design Guidelines and Human Factors Considerations for Installation of IFR GPS / GNSS Receivers

 
525 - Transport Category Aeroplanes
Document number
(R=Revised)
Issue date Subject

PL 525-001

2003-07-01

Implementation of the FAA SFAR 88 - Mandatory Action Decision Criteria Memorandum

PL 525-002

2003-07-31

Use of the FAA Aircraft Materials Fire Test Handbook

PL 525-003

2003-12-01

Side-Facing Seats - Transport Category Aeroplanes

AC 525-004

2004-12-01

Flight in Icing Conditions - Performance

AC 525-005

2004-12-01

Operation of Thrust Reversing Systems

AC 525-006

2004-12-01

Operations from Unpaved Runway Surfaces

AC 525-007

2004-12-01

Flight in Icing Conditions - Flight Characteristics

AC 525-008

2004-12-01

Downwind Take-off and Landing

AC 525-009

2004-12-01

Controllability During Approach and Landing VMCL , Considerations

AC 525-010

2004-12-01

Performance Credit for Use of Power and Propeller Blade Pitch During Accelerate Stop and Landing Ground Roll

AC 525-011

2004-12-01

Approval of Steep Approach Landing Capability of Transport Category Aeroplanes

AC 525-012

2005-04-11

Certification of Large Aeroplanes in the Restricted Category, Used for Special Purpose Operations

AC 525-013

2004-12-01

Flight Characteristics with Lateral Centre of Gravity

AC 525-014

2004-12-01

Certification of Transport Category Aeroplanes on Narrow Runways

AC 525-015

2004-12-01

Aeroplane Flight Control System Failure Analysis

AC 525-016

2004-12-01

Lift and Drag Devices, Controls and Indicators

AC 525-017

2004-12-01

Engine Ingestion of Water/Slush Due to Runway Conditions

AC 525-018

2004-12-01

Conditional Use of Rated Take-Off Power/Thrust up to 10 Minutes for One-Engine-Inoperative Climb Operation

AC 525-019

2004-12-01

Computerized Aeroplane Flight Manual Performance Systems

AC 525-020

2004-12-01

Stall, Compliance

 
551 - Aircraft Equipment
Document number
(R=Revised)
Issue date Subject

PL 551-001

2003-07-31

Altitude Markings for Aircraft Sensitive Altimeters

AC 551-002

2004-12-01

Flight Data Recorder Installation Calibration and Correlation Procedures

PL 551-003

2005-05-09

Global Positioning System (GPS) Equipment and Installation Approval

SI 551-004

2006-07-17

Provision of FDR and CVR Documentation tothe Transportation Safety Board of Canada

AC 561-001

2006-09-05

Implementation Procedures for Canadian Aviation Regulation Part V - Subpart 61

ACSI 5

1998-11-10

Mode S Transponder Approvals

ACPL 5

1998-11-10

Canadian Airworthiness Directives—Inspection Interval Tolerances

ACPL 11

1998-03-17

Selection and Annunciation of Multiple Navigation Sources

ACPL 15

1999-12-15

Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Equipment and Installation Approval

ACPL 16

2000-12-05

Installation of Complex or Integrated Avionics Equipment on General Aviation Aircraft

ACPL 18

1999-10-18

Terrain Awareness and Warning System

ACSI 20

1988-12-08

Extended Range Operations (EROPS) Approvals—Application of TP6327

ACSI 24

1998-11-10

Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)—First Time Installation Evaluation—Playback Facility Recognition

ACPL 24

1993-05-12

Installation of Domestic Appliances in Transport Category Aircraft

ACSI 32

1983-04-15

Stretcher Installation in Aircraft

ACPL 56

2002-03-21

Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) – Airworthiness Approval

ACSI 60

1988-11-14

Conduct of Extended Range Operations (EROPS), Propulsion System Reliability Assessment Board (PSRAB) Activities. Application of TP6327.