Pursuant to subsection 5.9(2) of the Aeronautics Act, and after having taken into account that the exemption is both in the public interest and is not likely to affect aviation safety, I hereby exempt Canadian air operators of single-engine DeHavilland DHC3T aeroplanes from the requirement set out in paragraph 703.24(a) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

Paragraph 703.24(a) of the CARS states that no air operator shall operate a single-engined aircraft with more than nine passengers on board unless the aircraft is a transport category helicopter.


The purpose of this exemption is to permit Canadian air operators of single-engined DeHavilland DHC3T aeroplanes to operate those aircraft with more than nine passengers on board.


This exemption applies only to Canadian air operators of single-engined DeHavilland DHC3T aeroplanes and permits them to operate these aircraft with more than nine passengers on board.


This exemption shall be subject to the following conditions:

  1. The operator shall not exceed the maximum number of passengers authorized in the Type Certificate or the Supplemental Type Certificate for the conversion.
  2. The pilot-in-command shall have a minimum of 1000 hours of flight time as pilot-in-command, including at least 500 hours as pilot-in-command of float planes if the aircraft is operated as a float plane, and a total of 50 hours flight time as pilot-in-command on the DHC3T aeroplane.
  3. The pilot-in-command shall have successfully completed a Pilot Proficiency Check conducted to Schedule II of Commercial Air Service Standard 724.108, as applicable to a single-engine aeroplane under Day VFR.
  4. The pilot-in-command shall have received training according to Commercial Air Service Standard 724.115 in all areas applicable to the operation of a single-engine aeroplane under. Day VFR.
  5. The Standards for Flight Time and Flight Duty Time Limitations and Rest Periods shall be as they apply to operations under the Canadian Aviation Regulations, (Part Vll, Subpart 4- Commuter Operations).


This exemption is in effect until the earliest of:

  1. ApriI 30, 2006; 11:59 EST


  • the date on which any of the conditions set out in this exemption is breached;
  • the date on which the appropriate section of the CARs comes into force;
  • the date on which this exemption is cancelled in writing by the Minister, where he is of the opinion it is no longer in the public interest or it is likely to have an adverse effect on aviation safety .

Dated at

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada this 6th of October 2004, on behalf of the Minister of Transport.


Merlin Preuss
Director General
Civil Aviation

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