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 Operators of state registered aircraft who provide provincial and federal government air services from subsections 202.17(3) and 202.17(4) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), subject to the condition of this exemption.
Subsection 202.17(3) of the CARs requires that an aircraft be registered as a state aircraft if it is a civil aircraft that is owned by and exclusively used in the service of a government in Canada.
Subsection 202.17(4) of the CARs requires that all aircraft operated under CARs subparts 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Part VII, be commercially registered.
The purpose of this exemption is to allow Operators of state registered aircraft who provide provincial and federal government air services to operate commercially while maintaining the privileges associated with state registration.
This exemption applies to all Operators of state registered aircraft providing provincial and federal government air services in Canada.
This exemption is subject to the following condition:
a copy of this exemption shall be carried on board the state registered aircraft used to provide provincial and federal government air services.
This exemption is in effect until the earliest of the following:
- March 31, 2004;
- the date on which an appropriate amendment to the appropriate provisions of the Canadian Aviation Regulations come into effect;
- the date on which the condition set out in this amendment is breached;
- 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 this 5th day of June, 2002, on behalf of the Minister of Transport.