Pursuant to subsection 5.9(2) of the Aeronautics Act, and after taking into account that the exemption is in the public interest and not likely to affect aviation safety, I hereby exempt pilots-in-command and air operators from the requirements of subsection 723.86(1) of the Commercial Air Service Standards (CASS) made pursuant to paragraph 703.86(b) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), subject to the following conditions.
Subsection 723.86(1) of the CASS establishes the minimum single pilot Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) requirements for air operators of aeroplanes with passengers on board, in IFR flight, without a second-in-command. These requirements stipulate that the pilot shall have a minimum of 1000 hours of flight time, which shall include, if the type to be flown is multi-engined, 100 hours on multi-engined aeroplanes. In addition, the pilot shall have 50 hours of simulated or actual flight in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), and a total of 50 hours flight time on the aeroplane type.
The purpose of this exemption is to permit pilots-in-command to acquire the 50 hours of flight time on the aeroplane type, as required by subsection 723.86(1) of the CASS, by using the total of the flight time gained on similar aeroplanes grouped as a single type for the purposes of pilot proficiency check (PPC).
This exemption applies to pilots-in-command and to air operators, who operate aeroplanes pursuant to Subpart 703 of the CARs and are authorized to group similar aeroplanes as a single type for the purposes of PPC, pursuant to subsection 703.88(2) of the CARs.
This exemption is subject to the following conditions:
- In order to form part of the 50 hours of flight time on the aeroplane type, a minimum of five (5) hours shall be flown on each of the allowable grouped aeroplane types, as specified in subsection 703.88(2) of the CARs.
- The pilot-in-command shall have a minimum of 1000 hours of flight time, which shall include, if the type to be flown is multi-engined, 100 hours on multi-engined aeroplanes.
- The pilot-in-command shall have a minimum of 50 hours of simulated or actual flight in IMC.
This exemption is in effect until the earliest of:
- 23:59 EDT April 30, 2007;
- The date on which an amendment to subsection 723.86(1) of the CASS 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 canceled in writing by the Minister where he is of the opinion it is no longer in the public interest or is likely to affect aviation safety.
Datedat Ottawa, Canada, this 2nd day of November 2005 on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
Original signed by Dave Biehn
Commercial and Business Aviation
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