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 persons installing the following parts on Dash 8, Dash 7 and ATR 42 Canadian registered aircraft:
- Cockpit door installation Kit Part Number: 02T1002-1 â€“ Dash 8;
- Reinforced Flight Deck Door Part Number: 02T1000-1 â€“ Dash 8;
- Cockpit door installation Kit Part Number: 02T1200-3 - Dash 7;
- Reinforced Flight Deck Door Part Number: 02T1200-1 â€“ Dash 7;
- Cockpit door installation Kit Part Number: 02T1002-1 â€“ ATR 42;
- Reinforced Flight Deck Door Part Number: 02T1000-1 â€“ ATR 42; and
- Any individual part that comprises the above mentioned Kits.
from Section 571.07 Installation of New Parts of the Canadian Aviation Regulations subject to the conditions set out below.
The requirements of Section 571.07 are outlined in Annex 1 of this exemption.
The exemption relieves the installers of Kits and parts thereof listed above manufactured exclusively by AIM Aviation Auburn, Inc. 1530 22nd St. N.W., Auburn, Wa. 98001, the sole recognized manufacturer of the said parts, from the requirements set out in Section 571.07 Installation of New Parts of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, (CARs) which pertains to new parts intended for installation on Canadian registered aircraft. The effect of the exemption is to enable operators of Canadian registered Dash 8, Dash 7 and ATR 42 aircraft to comply with TCCA imposed deadline of November 1, 2003 for the installation of the armored door and its remote locking mechanism, and to have operating spares available in the future.
The exemption applies to the installation of Cockpit Door Installation Kits and parts thereof listed above-applicable to the Armored Door for the Dash 8, Dash 7 and ATR 42 aircraft.
This exemption is subject to the following conditions:
- Only Cockpit Door Installation Kits and parts thereof listed above that are manufactured by AIM Aviation Auburn, Inc. 1530 22nd St. N.W., Auburn, Wa. 98001 shall be installed under this exemption;
- The installation of the aforementioned parts shall be strictly limited to affected Canadian operators of Dash 8, Dash 7 and ATR 42;
- Only a maintenance organization (AMO) duly approved under Section 573.02 of the CARs shall perform the installation;
- All other pertinent requirements of Subpart 571 of the CARs shall be complied with; and,
- A copy of this exemption shall be retained on the applicable technical record of each affected aircraft.
This exemption is in effect until the earliest of the following:
- January 31, 2005; 23:59 EST;
- the date on which any condition set out in this exemption is breached;
- the date on which the applicable design and manufacturing approvals for the pertinent parts are issued; or
- the date on which this exemption is cancelled in writing by the Minister where he or she is of the opinion it is no longer in the public interest, or is likely to affect aviation safety.
Dated at Ottawa, this 24th day of September 2003, on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
Installation of New Parts
(1) No person shall install a new part on an aeronautical product unless the part meets the standards of airworthiness applicable to the installation of new parts and, subject to subsections (2) and (3), has been certified in accordance with Chapter 561 of the Airworthiness Manual.
No certification referred to in subsection (1) is required where
- a new part is a foreign-manufactured part that is certified pursuant to an agreement with Canada, which agreement provides for the acceptance of export airworthiness certification;
- a new part is a foreign-manufactured part that is obtained from a manufacturer holding a type design recognized in Canada and the part is certified in accordance with the laws of the state of manufacture;
- a new part, whose accompanying documentation has been verified, has been inspected in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 571 of the Airworthiness Manual;
- a new part is installed on an aircraft that is operated under a special certificate of airworthiness in the owner-maintenance or amateur-built classification; or
- a part is made in accordance with subsection 571.06(4).
No certification referred to in subsection (1) is required in respect of a new part that bears markings identifying it as a part specified in the type design and that
- is a standard part;
- is a commercial part;
- was manufactured under a Parts Manufacturer Approval issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (United States), if that part meets the installation criteria specified in Chapter 571 of the Airworthiness Manual; or
- is a part that was not originally designed and manufactured for aeronautical use but has been approved for use on the aeronautical product in the type design.
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