Pursuant to subsection 5.9(2) of the Aeronautics Act, and after taking into account that the exemption is in the public interest and is not likely to adversely affect aviation safety, I hereby exempt Jazz Aviation LP (known as Jazz), Airway Centre, Suite 318, 5955 Airport Road Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1R9 from the requirements of clause 705.124(2)(b)(iv)(B) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and from the requirements of paragraph 7.3.1(a) of the Initial and 7.1.1(a) of the Annual Part Seven of the Flight Attendant Training Standard (FATS) (TP12296E) made pursuant to paragraph 705.124(1)(b) of the CARs, subject to the conditions set out below.
Paragraph 705.124(1)(b) of the CARs states that every air operator shall establish and maintain a training program that is approved by the Minister in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards (CASS) and, in respect of flight attendants, in accordance with the CASS and the FATS.
Clause 705.124(2)(b)(iv)(B) of the CARs stipulates that an air operator’s training program shall include, in respect of flight attendants, initial and annual training, including aircraft type training.
Paragraph 7.3.1(a) of the Initial and 7.1.1(a) of the Annual Part Seven of the FATS states that each drill shall be performed using the appropriate aircraft or approved training device.
This exemption allows Jazz to conduct initial and annual training for Aircraft Exit Operation Drills as required by paragraphs 7.3.1(a) of Initial Part Seven and 7.1.1(a) of Annual Part Seven of the FATS without operating the Q400 2L/2R exit. Currently, the Schedule A of the FATS– Aircraft Exit Compatibility Groups – does not recognize an alternative to the Q400 2L/2R exits.
This exemption allows Jazz to treat as equivalent the operation of the CRJ 100/200/705 1R exit and the Q400 2L/2R exit.
This exemption is applicable to Jazz Aviation LP only when conducting the Jazz’s approved initial and annual training Flight Attendant program pertaining to the aircraft Q400 2L/2R exit operation.
This exemption is subject to the following conditions:
- Jazz’s approved Initial & Annual Flight Attendant Training Program shall include and emphasize the differences between the Q400 2L/2R exit and the CRJ 100/200/705 1R exit as set out in Appendix 1;
- Jazz shall use this exemption only and for the sole purpose of conducting Jazz Aviation LP’s flight attendant approved initial training & annual programs pertaining to the Q4002L/2R drill;
- Jazz shall clearly identity in each flight attendant’s record that the CRJ 100/200/705 1R was used as an equivalent means to operating the Q400 2L/2R exit for aircraft operation drills; and
- Jazz shall ensure that each flight attendant attending the approved initial & annual training program meets all of the other applicable requirements as set in the CARs, the CASS and in the FATS.
This exemption is in effect until the earliest of:
- April 15, 2017 at 23:59 EST;
- the date on which any of the conditions set out in this exemption is breached; or
- the date on which this exemption is cancelled in writing by the Minister where he or she is of the opinion that it is no longer in the public interest or that it is likely to adversely affect aviation safety.
Dated at Ottawa, (Ontario), Canada on this 15th day of April, 2014 on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
“Original Signed by”
Martin J. Eley
Q400 2L/2R Exit Compatibility Assessment (January 2014)
|CRJ 100/200 – Exit 1R||Q400 – Exit 2L and 2R||Difference|
|Type 1 Exit||Type 1 Exit||Same|
|FWD Starboard side of fuselage||2L – Aft port side of fuselage
2R – Aft starboard side of fuselage
|H-122 cm (48 in)
W-61 cm (24 in) Type 1
|2R –H-54 in W-24 in
2L- H -152.40 cm (65in)
W- 61 cm (24 in) Type 1
|Plug type door, outward opening with an initial inward opening and upward movement.||Plug type door, outward opening with an initial inward opening and upward movement||Same|
|Door has an articulated hinge and upper stabilizer arm.||Door has an articulated hinge at the middle of the door and 2 arms attached at the top of the door.||N/A for operation|
|Door operating handle rotates clockwise to unlock (OPEN) and counter clockwise to lock (CLOSE).||Door operating handle rotates FWD to open and AFT to close||2L operates clockwise to open and 2R operates counter clockwise to open.
NOTE: The CRJ705 which is considered compatible to the CRJ100/200-operating handle rotates counter clockwise to open (same as 2R on the Q400)
|Door operating handle is pushed and rotated clockwise away from the guard, disengaging two latch pins and raising the door to a position free from the door stops.||Door handle is pulled inwards.
Door operating handle is pushed and rotated disengaging two latch pins and raising the door to a position free from the door stops.
|Door handle is pulled inwards prior to moving in direction of arrow.|
|Approximate force required to move handle away from guard and rotate from the closed to the open position 13.63kg (30 lbs). Approximate force required to push door outward and forward of exit opening 4.54kg (10lbs).||Approximate force required to pull handle inward – 20-35lb
Approximate force required to rotate handle from the close to open position - 30-40 lbs.
Approximate force required to push door outward and forward of exit opening - 15 lb.
|Force required to push door outward is slightly greater.|
|Push outward and forward and when stowed adjacent to the fuselage is locked in position.||Push outward and forward and when stowed adjacent to the fuselage is locked in position.||Same|
|To close: pull the latch knob, door is then moved in to the door opening and pulled in.||To close: Pull the gust lock, door is then moved in to the door opening and pulled in.||Same|
|Rotate door operating handle counter clockwise to overcome the uplock spring detent.||Rotate door operating handle in direction of arrow. (2L-clockwise, 2R- counterclockwise)||2L –same as CRJ705 (clockwise)
2R- same as CRJ 100/200 (counter clockwise)
|Door slides downwards guided by rollers.||N/A for operation|
|Continued rotation of the handle, engages the latch pins and positions the handle behind the guard.||Continued rotation of the handle engages the latch pins. Door handle is pushed in.||No guard on the Q400 2L/2R exits. Door handle is pushed in.|
|Visual indication of door latched is indicated by a green mark alignment seen through the visual indication window located below the internal door handle.||Visual indication of door locked – operating handle lines up with “locked” placard.||Visual indication of handle pointing to locked placard.|
- Movement of pulling door operating handle inward (approximately 1.5 inches) prior to rotating handle to open position
- Movement of pushing door handle back into place (approximately 1.5 inches) after rotating handle to closed position
- 2R exit slightly shorter than 2L exit
- Force to push door to open position is slightly greater (5lb)
- Visual indication once door is locked
- Date de modification :