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 adversely affect aviation safety, I hereby exempt Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) certificate holders with rating(s) in the avionics, instrument and component categories from complying with subsection 573.02 (11) of the Standard 573 made pursuant to subsection 573.02(2) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).
Subsection 573.02(11) of the Standard 573 states: “An AMO with ratings in the Aircraft, Avionics, Engine, Propeller, Structure, or Component categories may evaluate undocumented parts of the kinds listed on the pertinent ratings, provided that:
- the AMO establishes applicable procedures in its MPM, to perform the process outlined in Standard 571, Appendix H;
- the AMO obtains approval for the procedures required in paragraph (a) in accordance with section 573.01 of the CARs; and
- the performance of such service is authorized in the limitations set out in the AMO certificate.”
Subsection 573.02(2) of the CARs states: “The AMO certificate shall specify, in accordance with the criteria specified in section 573.02 of Standard 573 — Approved Maintenance Organizations, any category in which ratings have been issued and shall list the aeronautical products that the AMO is authorized to maintain or the maintenance services that the AMO is authorized to perform.
This exemption relieves AMOs with ratings in the avionics, instrument and component categories from the requirements of subsection 573.02(11) of Standard 573.
The exemption applies specifically to AMO certificate holders in the avionics, instrument and component categories, issued pursuant to Part V Subpart 73 of the CARs when recertifying undocumented parts. This exemption does not apply to AMO certificate holders in the airframe, structure, engine and propeller categories.
This exemption is subject to the following conditions:
- The AMO certificate holder with ratings in the avionics, instrument or component categories shall ensure that the parts recertified are within the applicable scope of those ratings;
- The AMO certificate holder with ratings in the avionics, instrument or component categories shall have available the necessary instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to maintain those products;
- The AMO certificate holder with ratings in the avionics, instrument or component categories shall comply with all other requirements of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
This exemption will be in effect until the earliest of the following:
- February 12, 2017 at 23:59 EST;
- the date on which an amendment to the Canadian Aviation Regulations or
related standards, modifying the subject-matter specifically addressed in this
exemption, comes into effect;
- 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 she is of the opinion that it is no longer in the public interest, or is likely to adversely affect aviation safety.
Dated at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, this 17th day of February, 2015, on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
“Original signed by David Salisbury (for)”
Martin J. Eley
Transport Canada Civil Aviation
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