Amendments to the Approved Standard and Segmented Weights in the Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual - Civil Aviation Safety Alert (CASA) No. 2021-07

Attention:

Canadian Commercial Air Operators Operating In Subparts 3, 4 and 5 of Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations

File Classification No.: Z 5000-35
RDIMS No.: 17382558
Document No.: CASA 2021-07
Issue No.: 01
Effective Date: 2021-04-12

Purpose:

This Civil Aviation Safety Alert (CASA) provides information and recommendations to commercial air operators concerning the update to the Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM), published March 25, 2021.

Background:

The three provisions of the Commercial Air Service Standards 723.37(3), 724.32(3) and 725.39(3), enabled by the applicable Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), require commercial air operators to specify how the air operator will establish and be responsible for the accuracy of the weight and balance for each flight.

Upon publication of the latest edition of the TC AIM there is now a discrepancy between the TC AIM, AC 700-022 and AC 703-004. For this reason, and this edition only, tables 3.1 and 3.2 of Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services (RAC) 3.4 of the TC AIM published March 25, 2021 is not to be used for operational purposes. This will be corrected in the next edition of the TC AIM.

Recommended action:

Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) is recommending the following action for commercial air operators:

Commercial air operators operating in subpart 3 of Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations should source the approved Segmented Weights located in AC 703-004 Use of Segmented Passenger Weights by Commercial Air Operators Under Subpart 703 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, issue number 04 with an effective date of 2019-08-01.

Commercial air operators operating in subpart 4 or 5 of Part VII Canadian Aviation Regulations should source the approved Standard Weight located in AC 700-022 Air Operator Weight and Balance Control Procedures – Subparts 704 and 705 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, issue number 02 with an effective date of 2019-08-01.

Contact office:

For more information concerning this issue, contact a Transport Canada Centre; Commercial Flight Standards in Ottawa by email at: AARTFInfo-InfoAARTF@tc.gc.ca

Original signed by
Andrew Larsen
For

Félix Meunier
Director
Standards