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 from the requirements of paragraph 704.108(2)(b) and clause 704.115(2)(a)(v)(A) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and paragraphs 724.108(2)(a), (b) and (c) of the Commercial Air Service Standards (CASS) made pursuant to subsection 704.108(2) of the CARs. This exemption is subject to the following conditions.

The requirements of paragraph 704.108(2)(b) and clause 704.115(2)(a)(v)(A) of the CARs and paragraphs 724.108(2)(a), (b) and (c) of the CASS are detailed in Appendix A to this exemption.


The purpose of this exemption is to allow Canadian air operators of BA3100 and BA3200 aeroplane types to provide Initial and Annual Recurrent Training and Initial and Recurrent Pilot Proficiency Checks (PPCs) on only one of the two aeroplane types.


This exemption applies to all Canadian air operators conducting operations pursuant to subpart 704 of the CARs and who operate both the BA3100 and BA3200 aeroplane types.


This exemption is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Pilots operating the BA3100 and BA3200 will complete Initial Training according to CASS 724.115 on one of the two types and the approved transition ground training for the second type. They will then complete an Initial PPC on the type for which Initial Training had been given. Following successful completion of the PPC, type ratings and PPCs valid for both types will be issued; and
  2. Annual Recurrent Training will consist of Recurrent Training according to CASS 724.115 on one of the two types, followed by approved Recurrent Transition Ground Training for the second type. Following successful completion of a Recurrent PPC on the type for which Recurrent Training had been received, the PPC for both types will be re-validated.


This exemption is in effect until the earliest of:

  1. 23:59 EST on February 28, 2006;
  2. The date on which any condition set out in the exemption is breached;
  3. The date on which an amendment to the appropriate provisions of the Canadian Aviation Regulations or related standards comes into effect; or
  4. 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, Canada this 25th day of February, 2004 on behalf of the Minister of Transport.

Original signed by
Franz Reinhardt

Merlin Preuss
Director General
Civil Aviation

Appendix A


An air operator may group similar aircraft as a single type for the purposes of the Pilot Proficiency Check (PPC) referred to in paragraph (1)(c) if the air operator

  1. is authorized to do so in its air operator certificate; and
  2. complies with the Commercial Air Service Standards.



An air operator's ground and flight training program shall include

  1. for flight crew members:
    1. initial and annual training, including
      1. aircraft type training,



Aeroplane Grouping for PPC Purposes

Where an air operator has been authorized aeroplane grouping for PPCs (renewal only) the following standard shall apply.

  1. for a pilot to commence participating in an air operator's authorized aeroplane grouping that pilot shall have passed within the preceding 12 months, in each type of aeroplane in which that pilot will act as a flight crew member, the PPC set out in Schedule I or Schedule II of this section;
  2. the pilot must complete initial and annual recurrent ground and flight training, including written examinations on systems and limitations, for each type of aeroplane in which he/she will serve as a crew member;
  3. the annual PPC shall be conducted by an approved check pilot or a Department of Transport inspector and passed on one of the aeroplane types from the authorized group. A different type of aeroplane from the group shall be used each successive year for the conduct of the PPC;
  4. a failure to pass the PPC on the selected aeroplane type shall be considered to be a failure on all the aeroplane group types flown by that pilot; and
  5. the document certifying qualifications and proficiency shall be endorsed for each aeroplane type.


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