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 WestJet – 21, Ariel Place NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 8X7 from the requirements of clause 705.124(2)(b)(iv)(C) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and paragraphs 7.8.5(a) (Initial) and 7.6.8 (Annual) of the Flight Attendant Training Standard (TP12296) made pursuant to paragraph 705.124(1)(b) of the CARs that an air operator require the wearing of Protective Breathing Equipment (P.B.E.) during the Live Fire Fighting Drill, subject to the conditions set out below.
Clause 705.124(2)(b)(iv)(C) stipulates that an air operator’s training program shall include, in respect of flight attendants, initial and annual training, including emergency procedures training.
The purpose of this exemption is to allow WestJet to conduct its live fire fighting training without the requirement for each trainee to wear protective breathing equipment (P.B.E.).
This exemption is applicable only to WestJet’s Live Fire Fighting Training Programs.
This exemption is subject to the following conditions:
- WestJet shall ensure each trainee wears a P.B.E. during the cabin fire fighting drills required by Initial, Sections 7.8.6 and 7.8.7 of the Flight Attendant Training Standard.
- WestJet shall ensure each trainee wears a P.B.E. at least once every three years during the cabin fire fighting drills required by Annual, Sections 7.6.4 and 7.6.5 of the Flight Attendant Training Standard.
- WestJet shall amend its Flight Attendant training programs to include conditions 1 and 2.
- WestJet shall submit its amended Flight Attendant training programs for
approval in accordance with paragraph 705.124(1)(b) of the CARs.
This exemption comes into effect on August 01, 2005 until the earliest of:
- February 01, 2007: 11:59 EST
- the date on which the exemption is superseded by an amendment to the Canadian Aviation Regulations or its associated standards;
- 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, Canada on this 17th day of July 2005, on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
Original signed by Michel Gaudreau
Commercial and Business Aviation
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