COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS AVIATION ADVISORY CIRCULAR
PROCESS FOR APPROVAL OF A FLIGHT ATTENDANT MANAGER
This Commercial and Business Aviation Advisory Circular (CBAAC) is intended to inform air operators of the process for approval of a Flight Attendant Manager where required by Subparagraph 705.07(2)(b)(iv) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).
This revision provides additional guidance on the approval process and sample exam questions.
This CBAAC replaces CBAAC 0115R dated 2001.04.06.
Subsection 705.07(2) of the CARs states in part that an applicant for an air operator certificate shall have:
"... (b) managerial personnel who have been approved by the Minister in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards, are employed on a full-time basis and perform the functions related to the following positions, namely, ...
(iv) where flight attendants are required for the
operation, flight attendant manager; ..."
Paragraph 725.07(2)(d) of the Commercial Air Service Standards (CASS) describes the required qualifications and responsibilities associated with the position.
A Flight Attendant Manager approval process has been developed by Transport Canada Commercial & Business Aviation to ensure that the approval process is consistent on a national basis.
A two-part document entitled "Flight Attendant Manager Approval Process - Guidance Material for Air Operators" is issued as an attachment to this CBAAC. Part I describes the process in detail while Part II, entitled "Legislative References for Flight Attendant Managers", identifies legislation pertaining to the Flight Attendant Manager’s area of responsibility.
The Flight Attendant Manager approval process provides the assessment criteria, procedures and documentation for consistent application on a national basis. The process will also identify a single point of contact within an air operator’s organization for all cabin safety related issues. Finally, the process will ensure that each approved Flight Attendant Manager has the required qualifications for the position, fully understands the associated responsibilities and is willing to accept those responsibilities.
Original signed by
D. B. Sherritt
Commercial & Business Aviation Advisory Circulars (CBAAC) are intended to provide information and guidance regarding operational matters. A CBAAC may describe an acceptable, but not the only, means of demonstrating compliance with existing regulations. CBAACs in and of themselves do not change, create any additional, authorize changes in, or permit deviations from regulatory requirements.