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 affect aviation safety, I hereby exempt Air Canada, Air Canada Centre – 1210, P.O. Box 14000, Postal Station Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H4Y 1H4 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 of this exemption
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.
The purpose of this exemption is to permit Air Canada to use a B767 over wing exit (hereinafter OWE) as an equivalent means to operating a EMB 190/195 OWE 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. Currently, the Schedule A of the FATS– Aircraft Exit Compatibility Groups – does not recognize an alternative to the EMB 190/195 OWE.
This exemption is applicable to Air Canada, Air Canada Centre – 1210, P.O. Box 14000, Postal Station Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H4Y 1H4, only when conducting the Air Canada’s initial and annual training Flight Attendant program pertaining to the aircraft OWE operation drill.
This exemption is subject to the following conditions:
Air Canada’s Initial & Annual Flight Attendant Training Program shall include and emphasize the differences between the B767 OWE and EMB 190/195 OWE;
Air Canada shall use this exemption only and for the sole purpose of conducting Air Canada’s initial and annual flight attendant training program pertaining to the aircraft OWE operation drill;
Air Canada shall clearly identify in each flight attendant’s record that a B767 OWE was used as an equivalent means to operating a EMB 190/195 OWE for aircraft operation drills; and
Air Canada shall ensure that each flight attendant attending the 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:
January 15, 2012 at 23:59 EST;
the date on which an amendment to the Canadian Aviation Regulations or its associated standards comes into effect;
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 is of the opinion that it is no longer in the public interest, or that it is likely to affect aviation safety.
Dated at Ottawa, (Ontario), Canada on this 28th day of June, 2010 on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
Original signed by
Martin J. Eley
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