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 CHC Helicopters International Inc., 4740 Agar Drive, Richmond, B.C., from the requirements set out in Sections 571.04, 571.08, Subsection 571.10(1) and paragraph 573.11(1)(c) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, subject to the following conditions.

Section 571.04 states no person shall perform the specialized maintenance set out in Schedule II to this Subpart on an aeronautical product other than an aircraft operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification, except in accordance with

  1. a maintenance policy manual (MPM) established by the holder of an approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate issued pursuant to Section 573.02 with a rating of a category appropriate to the work to be performed; or
  2. a foreign document equivalent to an MPM established by a maintenance organization approved under the laws of the state that is party to an agreement with Canada, and the agreement provides for recognition of the work to be performed.

Section 571.08 (1) states no person shall install a used part on an aeronautical product, other than aircraft that are operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner- maintenance or amateur-built classification, unless the part meets the standards of airworthiness that are applicable to the installation of used parts and are set out in Chapter 571 of the Airworthiness Manual and

  1. is an airworthy part that has been removed from an aircraft for immediate installation on another aircraft;
  2. is an airworthy part that has undergone maintenance for which a maintenance release has been signed pursuant to paragraph 571.11(2)(c); or
  3. has been inspected and tested to ensure that the part conforms to its type design and is in a safe condition, and a maintenance release has been signed to that effect.

(2) If, under the terms of a loan agreement or an operator parts pooling agreement, a used part has been obtained from a source not subject to these Regulations, no person shall permit the part to remain in service for longer than 90 days unless specifically authorized by the Minister on receipt of documentation demonstrating that the part conforms to the applicable type design.

Subsection 571.10 (1) states no person shall sign a maintenance release required pursuant to Section 605.85 or permit anyone whom the person supervises to sign a maintenance release, unless the standards of airworthiness applicable to the maintenance performed and stated in Chapter 571 of the Airworthiness Manual have been complied with and the maintenance release meets the applicable requirements specified in Section 571.10 of the Airworthiness Manual.

Paragraph 573.11(1) states except as provided in Subsection (2), no approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate holder shall permit an external agent to perform maintenance on its behalf unless

  1. ……
  2. ……
  3. in all other cases, the performance of the maintenance by the person or organization has been approved by the Minister as being in conformity with these Regulations.


The purpose of this exemption is to permit CHC Helicopters International Inc., 4740 Agar Drive, Richmond, B.C., to install overhauled or repaired components maintained by those EASA maintenance organizations that have not been recognized by Transport Canada.


This exemption applies only to CHC Helicopters International Inc., 4740 Agar Drive, Richmond, B.C., when operating the following aircraft pursuant to its Air Operator Certificate Number 8377:

Manufacturer Model Serial Number Marks
Aerospatiale AS332L1 9008 C-GOSA
Aerospatiale AS332L 2048 C-GOSE
Aerospatiale AS332L 2074 C-GOSI


This exemption shall be subject to the following conditions:

  1. CHC Helicopters International Inc. shall obtain authorization from the Minister before changing the operation or type of aircraft.  
  2. The CHC Helicopters International Inc. operations permitted by this exemption shall be subject to the performance limitations contained in the approved aircraft flight manual associated with the aircraft type certificate and the certificate of airworthiness for the aircraft used.
  3. This exemption shall be valid only while the CHC Helicopters International Inc. Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) is in possession of a valid permit, certificate, license or other document authorizing the installations for which this temporary authority is granted.
  4. CHC Helicopters International Inc. shall be responsible for complying with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 and Regulations and for obtaining any necessary permits while carrying dangerous goods pursuant to this exemption.
  5. Nothing in this exemption relieves the CHC Helicopters International Inc. or the AMO from compliance with the provisions of any Canadian aviation documents that have been issued pursuant to the Aeronautics Act. 
  6. When directed by Transport Canada, CHC Helicopters International Inc. shall make the aircraft available for inspection, both on the ground and in flight, by Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing, Dangerous Goods and Flight Operations Inspectors, in accordance with the Aeronautics Act.
  7. This exemption is issued to permit the installation of overhauled or repaired components (hereafter referred to as "parts") on Canadian-registered Aerospatiale AS332 series helicopters operated by CHC Helicopters International Inc. only.
  8. The parts shall have been maintained by:
    1. the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved original manufacturer of the part; or
    2. an EASA Part 145 approved overhaul organization using EASA approved overhaul instructions and procedures.
  9. The overhauled/repaired parts shall have complete maintenance records showing service history.
  10. The overhauled/repaired part shall have a completed Form One signed by authorized personnel of an EASA approved overhaul organization, certifying that the part is serviceable.
  11. The overhauled/repaired parts shall be subject to scheduled maintenance and operating limitations as set forth in the Aerospatiale AS332; Type Certificate Data Sheet #H-78, applicable Maintenance Manuals and Flight Manual.
  12. Parts shall only be sourced from vendors that have been subject to the vendor qualification procedures in Section 6 of the Heli-One Maintenance Procedures Manual.


This exemption is in effect until the earliest of the following:

  1. 23:59 hours Pacific Daylight Savings Time (PDST) on March 31, 2009;
  2. the date on which any condition set out in the attached Schedule of Conditions is breached; or
  3. 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 is likely to affect aviation safety.  

Dated at Vancouver, B.C., Canada this 17th day of July, 2007 on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

David J. Nowzek
Regional Director, Civil Aviation
for Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Pacific Region

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