Airworthiness Chapter 537 - Standards Appliances and Parts - Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)

Last amendment to chapter: 2021/05/16

Table of contents

Interpretation Provision for Part V Standards

In these Standards:

  1. (a) The passages giving the Minister the power to determine, approve, establish or authorise something without stating the criteria for the use of such power are to be construed as requiring that the power be used in consideration of two factors: the airworthiness of the appliance or part that is the subject of the determination, approval or authorisation, or of the aircraft on which the appliance or part that is the subject of the determination, approval or authorisation is to be installed, and the aircraft's level of safety;
    (amended 2009/12/01)
  2. (b) the word "approved" or "authorised", when used without an indication of a method of approval or authorisation, is to be construed as referring to an approval or an authorisation granted under the Aeronautics Act.
    (amended 2009/12/01)

Procurement of Reference Publications

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Orders (TSO) referenced in this Chapter of the Airworthiness Manual are available in English only and may be consulted free at:

  1. Transport Canada (AARDHA)
    Aircraft Certification Technical Reference Centre
    Technical Reference Center
    Place de Ville, Tower C,
    330 Sparks Street, Room 465
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0N8
    or:

by Internet at:

  1. https://drs.faa.gov/

(amended 2022/06/06)

Preamble

First Edition

Effective: June 1, 1987

The content of this Chapter is based on the Aviation Technical Standard Orders referenced in FAA Advisory Circular No. 20-110C, Appendix 1, the "Index of Aviation Technical Standards Orders", dated May 13, 1986, published by the Federal Aviation Administration (U.S.); and on standards previously published in the Engineering and Inspection Manual, Part II.

 

Change 537-1

Effective: March 1, 1989

 

This change contains:

  1. (a) A revised list of Avdard, "Helicopter Passengeiation Technical Standard Orders in Subchapter B, based on Advisory Circular AC 20- 110D, Appendix 1, dated June 12, 1987; and
  2. (b) One additional standard, "Helicopter Passenger Transportation Suit System", added to Subchapter C.

Changes are identified by brackets; editorial alterations and typographical corrections will not be identified.

The content of this change has been subjected to consultation with the aviation industry and has received general acceptance.

Change 537-2

Effective: February 3, 1992

 

This change contains:

  1. (a) A revised list of Aviation Technical Standard Orders in Subchapter B based on Advisory Circular, AC 20-110G, Appendix 1, dated June 19, 1991; and
  2. (b) An amendment to Section 537.203 addressing Child Restraint Systems Standards with the following changes:
    1. (1) A revised definition of "Child Restraint System",
    2. (2) Added the standards of Chapter 921 of the Hazardous Products Act pertaining to child restraint systems manufactured after January 1, 1981.
    3. (3) Amended the FMVSS No. 213 Standards which have been adopted with some limitations in Canada.
    4. (4) Adopted CMVSS No. 213 as Canadian Aviation Standard.

Change 537-3

Effective: December 30, 1993

 

This change contains:

  1. (a) A revised list of Aviation Technical Standard Orders in Subchapter B, based on Advisory Circular AC 20-110H, Appendix 1, dated May 6, 1993.
  2. (b) A modification of paragraph 537.7that specifies the identification requirements for appliances as contained in the Air Regulations Series II, No.1, section 14; and
  3. (c) A relocation of paragraph 537.9 of the Procurement of Reference Publications to page iv.

Change 537-4

Effective: 29 October 1998

 

This change contains the following:

  1. (a) A revised list of Aviation Technical Standard Orders in Subchapter B, based on Advisory Circular AC 20-110J, Appendix 1, dated May 30, 1997, including TSO-C149 and TSO-C150 published by FAA after May 30, 1997 . This change was subjected to consultation with the aviation industry through NPA 1998-174, dated 19 August 1998, and has received general acceptance;
  2. (b) Cross reference criteria between FAR and Canadian regulations, that were previously contained in AMA 537/1, and the AMA has been canceled. This change was subjected to consultation with the aviation industry through NPA 1994-16, dated 20 December 1994, and has received general acceptance; and
  3. (c) The addition of an Information Note after paragraph 537.205 (c).

Information note:

Effective 1 December 1998 a new Chapter 551of the Airworthiness Manual, entitled "Aircraft Equipment and Installation Standards" has been published. This chapter contains the acceptable design standards as well as installation standards for use by installers and users of these items of equipment.

Chapter 537 "Appliances" of this manual remains valid; it specifies the current standards for issuance of a Type Certificate for new aviation appliances and is designer / manufacturer oriented.

Change 537-5

Published: December 1, 2003

 

1. General

This change introduces a new amendment format. This new amendment format is introduced in Chapter 537 of the Airworthiness Manual in order to be more consistent with the administrative procedures followed to amend the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

The following changes to the amendment procedures are introduced in this Change 537-5:

  • the preamble will become the focal point regarding the sections affected by this Change. The change number will no longer be provided at the end of an amended section. Rather, for the current change only, an amendment tag identifying the "coming into force date" of the provision will follow the amended text. (example: (amended 2003/06/01)).
  • brackets "[ ]" will no longer be used to identify new or revised text. In the paper version, new or revised text will be highlighted. In the electronic version, new or revised text will not be highlighted but followed by an electronic link to the previous version of the modified text. (example: (amended 2003/06/01; previous version)).
  • the preamble will include a table of change information. This table will include the Notices of Proposed Amendments (NPAs) with the corresponding amended sections.

2. Simplified Process for the Amendment of the Design Standards of Airworthiness by Adopting by Reference a Foreign Amendment

Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section
  • 2001-250 (Effective: 1 October 2001)
  • 2002-028 (Effective: 15 April 2002)
  • 537.103

These proposed amendments adopt by reference recently amended and published Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Orders (TSO) to harmonize section 537.103 with the FAA's list of TSOs.

3. CARAC Proposed Amendment Recommendations

This change implements the following amendments to the standard recommended by the CARAC Technical Committee Part V- Aircraft Certification

Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section
  • 1998-284
  • 537.207

With the publication of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) in 1996 and the revocation of the Engineering and Inspection Manual (E&I Manual), some information contained in Part II, Chapter III, section 3.12 of the E&I Manual regarding emergency locator transmitters (ELT), especially ELT batteries, would be lost. The CARAC Equipment Standards – Airworthiness Manual 551/537 Working Group studied the above problem and recommended that a new section be added to Chapter 537 of the Airworthiness Manual to capture information that will be left out as a result of the revocation of the E&I Manual.

Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section
  • 2001-018
  • 537.205

The CARAC Technical Committee Part V - Aircraft Certification, 551/537 Working Group recommended in its final report that the revised CGSB standards for helicopter passenger transportation suit systems be reviewed for adoption when it comes into effect. The revision to this CGSB standard is an attempt to harmonize the CAN/CGSB 65.16 standard for marine abandonment immersion suit systems so as to achieve possible dual role certification. The Aircraft Certification Branch of Transport Canada was involved in the development of this revision to the CGSB standards.

Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section
  • 2000-110
  • 537.103

This proposed amendment adopts the FAA TSO for Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's list of TSOs.

Change 537-6

Published: December 1, 2005

 

1. Simplified Process for the Amendment of the Design Standards of Airworthiness by Adopting by Reference a Foreign Amendment

Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section
  • 2003-134
    (effective July 9, 2003)
  • 537.103

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada approved TSOs from the FAA list of recently amended and published Technical Standard Orders (TSO). The adoption of these FAA TSOs harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's list of TSOs.

2. CARAC Proposed Amendment Recommendations

This change implements the following amendments to the standard recommended by the CARAC Technical Committee Part V:

Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section
  • 2004-037
  • 537.201
  • 537.205
  • 537.207

This amendment deletes the requirements for aircraft passenger transportation suit systems and emergency locator transmitters. These requirements are deleted from Chapter 537 in order to transfer these requirements into the more appropriate location of Chapter 551.

Change 537-7

Published: December 30, 2006

 

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: June 8, 2004

 
Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section
  • 2005-011
  • 537.103

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada approved TSOs from the FAA list of recently amended and published Technical Standard Orders (TSO). The adoption of these FAA TSOs harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's list of TSOs.

Change 537-8

Published: June 30, 2007

 

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: March 8, 2007

 
Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section New/Revised TSO Cancelled TSO
  • 2006-004
  • 537.103
TSO-C1d TSO-C1c
TSO-C26d TSO-C26c
TSO-C39c TSO-C39b
TSO-C54c TSO-C54b
TSO-C132  
TSO-C155  
TSO-C157  
TSO-C158  
TSO-C159  
TSO-C163  
TSO-C164  
TSO-C165  
TSO-C166  
TSO-C167  
TSO-C169  
TSO-C170  
TSO-C171  
TSO-C173  

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) with those recently amended and published TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between 30 September 2003 and 2 May 2005. The adoption of these FAA TSOs is in order to harmonize section 537.103 with the FAA's current list of TSOs.

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: March 8, 2007

 
Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section New/Revised TSO Cancelled TSO
  • 2006-009
  • 537.103
TSO-C59a TSO-C59
TSO-C122a TSO-C122
TSO-C128a TSO-C128
TSO-C139 -
TSO-C154a TSO-C154
TSO-C174 -

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) with those recently amended and published TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between 3 May 2005 and 26 August 2005. The adoption of these FAA TSOs harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's current list of TSOs.

Change 537-9

Published: December 30, 2007

 

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: July 16, 2007

 
Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section New/Revised TSO Cancelled TSO
  • 2007-019
  • 537.103
  TSO-C31d
  TSO-C32d
  TSO-C37d
  TSO-C38d
TSO-C16a TSO-C16
  TSO-C16 A-1
TSO-C44c TSO-C44b
TSO-C45b TSO-C45a
  TSO-C50c
TSO-C56b TSO-C56a
  TSO-C57a
  TSO-C58a
TSO-C62e TSO-C62d
TSO-C121a TSO-C121
TSO-C123b TSO-C123a
TSO-C142a TSO-C142
TSO-C175  
TSO-C176  
TSO-C177  
TSO-C178  
TSO-C179  

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) with those recently amended and published TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between 17 May 2004 and 22 August 2006.

TSO-C31d and TSO-C32d are deleted from AWM 537.103 because TSO-170 High Frequency (HF) Radio Communications Transceiver Equipment Operating Within the Radio Frequency combines the requirements of the cancelled TSO-C31d, High Frequency Radio Communications Transmitting Equipment Operating Within the Radio Frequency Range of 1.5 to 30 Megahertz and TSO-C32d, High Frequency Radio Communications Receiving Equipment Operating Within the Radio Frequency Range of 1.5 to 30 Megahertz.

TSO-C37d and TSO-C38d are deleted from the AWM 537.103 because TSO-169 VHF Radio Communications Transceiver Equipment Operating Within the Radio Frequency Range 117.975 combines the requirements of TSO-C37d, VHF Radio Communications Transmitting Equipment Operating within the Radio Frequency Range 117.975 – 136.000 Megahertz and TSO-C38d, VHF Radio Communications Receiving Equipment Operating within the Radio Frequency Range 117.975 – 136.000 Megahertz, as well as updates the requirements to include 8.33 Kilohertz (kHz) channel spacing capability.

TSO-C50c, TSO-C57a and TSO-C58a are deleted from the AWM 537.103 because TSO-C139 Aircraft Audio Systems and Equipment affects new applications submitted after its effective date. The FAA cancelled TSO-C50c, Audio Selector Panels and Amplifiers, TSO-C57a, Headsets and Speakers, and TSO-C58a, Aircraft Microphones, after publishing TSO-C139.

Change 537-10

Published: December 30, 2008

 

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: October 30, 2008

 
Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section New/Revised TSO Cancelled TSO
  • 2007-029
  • 537.103
TSO-C5f TSO-C5e
TSO-C8e TSO-C8d
TSO-C76a TSO-C76
TSO-C88b TSO-C88a
TSO-C124b TSO-C124a
TSO-C144a TSO-C144
TSO-C145b TSO-C145a
TSO-C146b TSO-C146a
TSO-C154b TSO-C154a
TSO-C166a TSO-C166
TSO-C190  

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) with those recently amended and published TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between 23 August 2006 and 17 April 2007. The adoption of these FAA TSOs harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's current list of TSOs.

Change 537-11

Published: June 30, 2009

 

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: May 11, 2009

 
Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section New/Revised TSO Cancelled TSO
  • 2009-006
  • 537.103
TSO-C3e TSO-C3d
TSO-C6e TSO-C6d
TSO-C22g
with note
-
TSO-C47a TSO-C47
TSO-C55a TSO-C55
TSO-C64b TSO-C64a
TSO-C78a TSO-C78
TSO-C74d TSO-C74c
TSO-C85b TSO-C85a
TSO-C89a TSO-C89
- TSO-94a
TSO-C95a TSO-C95
TSO-C99a TSO-C99
TSO-C112c TSO-C112b
- TSO-C120
TSO-C126a TSO-C126
TSO-C137a TSO-C137
TSO-C145c TSO-C145b
TSO-C146c TSO-C146b
TSO-C160 -
TSO-C163a TSO-C163
TSO-C169a TSO-C169

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) with those recently amended and published TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between May 17, 2007 and February 6, 2009. The adoption of these FAA TSOs is in order to harmonize section 537.103 with the FAA's current list of TSOs.

Change 537-12

Published: December 1, 2009

 

On December 1, 2009, Part V Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 521) came into force. CAR 521 replaces the following Regulations in Part V - Airworthiness:

Subpart 11 - Approval of the Type Design of an Aeronautical Product
Subpart 13 - Approval of Modification and Repair Designs
Subpart 16 - Aircraft Emissions
Subpart 22 - Gliders and Powered Gliders
Subpart 23 - Normal, Utility, Aerobatic and Commuter Category Aeroplanes
Subpart 25 - Transport Category Aeroplanes
Subpart 27 - Normal Category Rotorcraft
Subpart 29 - Transport Category Rotorcraft
Subpart 31 - Manned Free Balloons
Subpart 33 - Aircraft Engines
Subpart 35 - Aircraft Propellers
Subpart 37 - Aircraft Appliances and Other Aeronautical Products
Subpart 41 - Airships
Subpart 51 - Aircraft Equipment
Subpart 91 - Service Difficulty Reporting
Subpart 93 - Airworthiness Directives

In addition, with publication of CAR 521, the following Chapters of the Airworthiness Manual have been withdrawn:

Chapter 511 - Approval of the Type Design of an Aeronautical Product
Chapter 513 - Approval of Modification and Repair Designs
Standard 591 - Service Difficulty Reporting
Standard 593 - Airworthiness Directives

This change amends Chapter 537 of the AWM to reflect changes in legal drafting style, in terminology and in references required because of the introduction of CAR 521.

Subchapter A is amended to refer to the new Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) design approval and to make related changes.
The general provisions of Subchapter B have been modified to reflect our new CAN-TSO and to add a new column to the table to provide the CAN-TSO number that corresponds to the adopted FAA TSO.

Subchapter C is amended to delete section 537.203 on child restraint systems, which is now part of Chapter 551 of the AWM.

Change 537-13

Published: December 1, 2010

 

 

This change contains the following:

 

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: May 27, 2010

 
Table of Change Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section New/Revised TSO Cancelled CAN-TSO
  • 2009-122
  • 537.103
CAN-TSO-C19c CAN-TSO-C19b
CAN-TSO-C48a CAN-TSO-C48
CAN-TSO-C116a CAN-TSO-C116
CAN-TSO-C119c CAN-TSO-C119b
CAN-TSO-C135a CAN-TSO-C135
CAN-TSO-C154c CAN-TSO-C154b
CAN-TSO-C161a CAN-TSO-C161
CAN-TSO-C162a CAN-TSO-C162
CAN-TSO-C166b CAN-TSO-C166a
CAN-TSO-C196  

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Canadian Technical Standard Orders (CAN-TSOs) with those recently amended and published CAN-TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between February 7, 2009 and December 17, 2009. The adoption of these FAA TSOs harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's current list of TSOs.

In addition, editorial revisions to the section and paragraph numbering of 537.101 and 537.103 are made to restore the location of adopted FAA TSOs to section 537.103. Continued use of section 537.103 to identify those adopted FAA TSOs will simplify and therefore better enable ongoing determination of historical and current effective dates of FAA TSOs in Canada, through the use of the CARAC Notice of Proposed Amendments System database search function, allowing the use of the single search criteria of "537.103" to obtain an appropriate listing.

Change 537-14

Published: July 31, 2014

 

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: January 28, 2013

 
Table of changed Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section New/Revised CAN-TSO Replaced/Cancelled CAN-TSO
  • 2011-016
  • 537.103
  CAN-TSO-C9c
  CAN-TSO-C27A-2
CAN-TSO-C39b  
CAN-TSO-C43d  
CAN-TSO-C44  
  CAN-TSO-C52b
CAN-TSO-C54 CAN-TSO-C54c
  CAN-TSO-C60b
CAN-TSOC63d CAN-TSO-C63c
CAN-TSO-C76b  
CAN-TSO-C90d  
  **CAN-TSO-C97**
CAN-TSO-C100c CAN -TSO-C 100b
CAN-TSO-C112d  
CAN-TSO-C113a CAN-TSO-C113
CAN-TSO-C115c CAN-TSO-C115b
CAN-TSO-C121b  
  CAN-TSO-C129a
CAN-TSO-C150a  
CAN-TSO-C155a CAN-TSO-C155
CAN-TSO-C157a CAN-TSO-C157
CAN-TSO-C159a CAN-TSO-C159
CAN-TSO-C160a CAN-TSO-C160
CAN-TSO-C172  
CAN-TSO-C179a CAN-TSO-C179
CAN-TSO-C184  
CAN-TSO-C195a  
CAN-TSO-C196a CAN-TSO-C196
CAN-TSO-C197  
CAN-TSO-C198  

This amendment updates the list of adopted Canadian Technical Standard Orders (CAN-TSOs) in Chapter 537 of the Airworthiness Manual with those recently amended and published TSOs identified from the FAA list, as modified between December 18, 2009 and May 3, 2012.

CAN-TSOs removed from the current list are no longer eligible to be used by an applicant for a new design approval, but designs approved under historical CAN-TSOs may continue to be manufactured by an appropriately authorized manufacturer, subject to the conditions of their manufacturer approval.

Change 537-15

Published: December 18, 2015

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: August 4, 2015

 
Table of changed Information
Notice of Proposed Amendment Amended Section New/Revised CAN-TSO Replaced/Cancelled CAN-TSO
2015-011 537.103

CAN-TSO-C1e

 

CAN-TSO-C23f

CAN-TSO-C23d

CAN-TSO-C43c

CAN-TSO-C43d

CAN-TSO-C44c

CAN-TSO-C44d

 

CAN-TSO-C65a

 

CAN-TSO-C67

 

CAN-TSO-C68a

CAN-TSO-C70b

CAN-TSO-C70a

CAN-TSO-C87a

CAN-TSO-C87

 

CAN-TSO-C90c

 

CAN-TSO-C91a

 

CAN -TSO-C112c

CAN -TSO-C112e

CAN -TSO-C112d

CAN-TSO-C118a

CAN-TSO-C118

CAN-TSO-C119d

CAN-TSO-C119c

 

CAN-TSO-C121a

CAN-TSO-C123c

CAN-TSO-C123b

CAN-TSO-C124c

CAN-TSO-C124b

CAN-TSO-C126b

CAN-TSO-C126a

CAN-TSO-C127b

CAN-TSO-C127a

CAN-TSO-C139a

CAN-TSO-C139

CAN-TSO-C145d

CAN-TSO-C145c

CAN-TSO-C146d

CAN-TSO-C146c

CAN-TSO-C147a

CAN-TSO-C147

 

CAN-TSO-C150

CAN-TSO-C151c

CAN-TSO-C151b

CAN-TSO-C159b

CAN-TSO-C159a

CAN-TSO-C165a

CAN-TSO-C165

CAN-TSO-C172

 

CAN-TSO-C173a

CAN-TSO-C173

CAN-TSO-C176a

CAN-TSO-C176

CAN-TSO-C177a

CAN-TSO-C177

CAN-TSO-C184

 

 

CAN-TSO-C195

CAN-TSO-C195b

CAN-TSO-C195a

CAN-TSO-C196b

CAN-TSO-C196a

CAN-TSO-C199

 

CAN-TSO-C200

 

CAN-TSO-C201

 

CAN-TSO-C203

 

CAN-TSO-C204

 

CAN-TSO-C205

 

CAN-TSO-C206

 

CAN-TSO-C207

 

CAN-TSO-2C500a

 

CAN-TSO-2C501

 

CAN-TSO-2C502

 

CAN-TSO-2C503

 

CAN-TSO-2C504

 

CAN-TSO-2C505a

 

CAN-TSO-2C509

 

CAN-TSO-2C512

 

CAN-TSO-2C513

 

CAN-TSO-2C514

 

CAN-TSO-3C503

 

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Canadian Technical Standard Orders (CAN-TSOs) with those recently amended and published CAN-TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between May 4, 2012 and March 18, 2015. The adoption of these FAA TSOs harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's current list of TSOs.

This amendment adopts into AWM Chapter 537 those European Technical Standard Orders (ETSOs), as published by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), that form part of Index 2 to Subpart B of Certification Specification (CS), CS-ETSO – Amendment 9.

This amendment further introduces into AWM Chapter 537 the CAN-TSO-3C503 – Helicopter Passenger Transportation Suit Systems (HPTSS), developed by the Minister and issued on January 23, 2015 pursuant to paragraph 521.106(b) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

Finally, this amendment renames the title of AWM 537.103, to move the list of current CAN-TSOs from AWM 537.103 to a newly introduced AWM 537 Appendix A – List of Canadian Technical Standard Orders and to subdivide the list of current CAN-TSOs into Indexes 1, 2 and 3.

CAN-TSOs removed from the current list are no longer eligible for use by an applicant for a new CAN-TSO design approval, but designs approved under historical CAN-TSOs may continue to be manufactured by an appropriately authorized manufacturer, subject to the conditions of their manufacturer approval.

Change 537-16

Published: December 30, 2017

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: November 25, 2017

 
Table of changed Information

Notice of Proposed Amendment

Amended Section

New/Revised CAN-TSO

Replaced/Cancelled CAN-TSO

2017-005

537.103

CAN-TSO-C10c

CAN-TSO-C10b

CAN-TSO-C13g

CAN-TSO-C13f

CAN-TSO-C16b

CAN-TSO-C16a

CAN-TSO-C20a

CAN-TSO-C20A-1

CAN-TSO-C43d

CAN-TSO-C43c

CAN-TSO-C59b

CAN-TSO-C59a

CAN-TSO-C63e

CAN-TSO-C63d

CAN-TSO-C115d

CAN-TSO-C115c

CAN-TSO-C119e

CAN-TSO-C119d

CAN-TSO-C132a

CAN-TSO-C132

CAN-TSO-C155b

CAN -TSO-C155a

CAN -TSO-C157b

CAN -TSO-C157a

CAN-TSO-C159c

CAN-TSO-C159b

CAN-TSO-C164a

CAN-TSO-C164

CAN-TSO-C172a

CAN-TSO-C172

CAN-TSO-C200a

CAN-TSO-C200

CAN-TSO-C202

 

CAN-TSO-C209

 

CAN-TSO-2C515

 

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Canadian Technical Standard Orders (CAN-TSOs) with those recently amended and published CAN-TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between March 19, 2015 and March 23, 2017. The adoption of these FAA TSOs harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's current list of TSOs.

This amendment adopts into AWM Chapter 537 those European Technical Standard Orders (ETSOs), as published by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), that form part of Index 2 to Subpart B of Certification Specification (CS), CS-ETSO – Amendment 11.

CAN-TSOs removed from the current list are no longer eligible for use by an applicant for a new CAN-TSO design approval, but designs approved under historical CAN-TSOs may continue to be manufactured by an appropriately authorized manufacturer, subject to the conditions of their manufacturer approval.

 

Change 537-17

Published: July 3, 2020

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: January 23, 2020

 
Table of changed Information

Notice of Proposed Amendment

Amended Section

New/Revised CAN-TSO

Replaced/Cancelled CAN-TSO

2019-022 537.103   CAN-TSO-C10b
  CAN-TSO-C13f
  CAN-TSO-C16a
  CAN-TSO-C20
  CAN-TSO-C20A
CAN-TSO-C27  
CAN-TSO-C27a  
  CAN-TSO-C43c
  CAN-TSO-C53a
  CAN-TSO-C59a
  CAN-TSO-C63d
CAN-TSO-C63e  
CAN-TSO-C63f  
CAN-TSO-C65a  
  CAN-TSO-C75
CAN-TSO-C113a  
CAN-TSO-C113b  
CAN-TSO-C117b CAN-TSO-C117a
  CAN-TSO-C119d
CAN-TSO-C126b  
CAN-TSO-C126c  
CAN-TSO-C142b CAN-TSO-C142a
CAN-TSO-C145e CAN-TSO-C145d
CAN-TSO-C146e CAN-TSO-C146d
CAN-TSO-C151d CAN-TSO-C151c
CAN-TSO-C153  
CAN-TSO-C153a  
  CAN-TSO-C159b
CAN-TSO-C159c  
CAN-TSO-C159d  
CAN-TSO-C165a  
CAN-TSO-C165b  
CAN-TSO-C179b CAN-TSO-C179a
CAN-TSO-C204a CAN-TSO-C204
CAN-TSO-C205a CAN-TSO-C205
CAN-TSO-C207a CAN-TSO-C207
CAN-TSO-C210  
CAN-TSO-C211  
CAN-TSO-C212  
CAN-TSO-C213  
CAN-TSO-2C514a CAN-TSO-2C514

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Canadian Technical Standard Orders (CAN-TSOs) with those recently amended and published CAN-TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between March 24, 2017 and October 30, 2019. The adoption of these FAA TSOs harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's current list of TSOs.

This amendment adopts into AWM Chapter 537 those European Technical Standard Orders (ETSOs), as published by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), that form part of Index 2 to Subpart B of Certification Specification (CS), CS-ETSO – Amendment 14.

This amendment re-introduces into AWM Chapter 537 the CAN-TSOC65a – Airborne Doppler Radar Ground Speed and/or Drift Angle Measuring Equipment (for Air Carrier Aircraft), which was previously cancelled.

CAN-TSOs removed from the current list are no longer eligible for use by an applicant for a new CAN-TSO design approval, but designs approved under historical CAN-TSOs may continue to be manufactured by an appropriately authorized manufacturer, subject to the conditions of their manufacturer approval.

An editorial correction is also made to section 537.103 of AWM Chapter 537 in order to update a reference to the CARAC Management Charter, whose current title was incorrectly quoted

(amended 2009/12/01)

Change 537-18

Published: May 16, 2021

This change contains the following:

Technical Standard Orders

Effective: May 16, 2021

 
Table of changed Information

Notice of Proposed Amendment

Amended Section

New/Revised CAN-TSO

Replaced/Cancelled CAN-TSO

2021-001 537.103   CAN-TSO-C27
  CAN-TSO-C63e
CAN-TSO-C96b CAN-TSO-C96a
CAN-TSO-C106a CAN-TSO-C106
  CAN-TSO-C113a
  CAN-TSO-C126b
CAN-TSO-C127c CAN-TSO-C127b
  CAN-TSO-C153
CAN-TSO-C157c CAN-TSO-C157b
  CAN-TSO-C159c
CAN-TSO-C161b CAN-TSO-C161a
CAN-TSO-C162b CAN-TSO-C162a
  CAN-TSO-C165a
CAN-TSO-C178a CAN-TSO-C178
CAN-TSO-C219  
CAN-TSO-2C517  
CAN-TSO-2C518  
CAN-TSO-2C519  

This amendment updates the list of Transport Canada adopted Canadian Technical Standard Orders (CAN-TSOs) with those recently amended and published CAN-TSOs identified from the FAA list of current TSOs, as modified between October 31, 2019 to December 16, 2020. The adoption of these FAA TSOs harmonizes section 537.103 with the FAA's current list of TSOs.

This amendment adopts into AWM Chapter 537 those European Technical Standard Orders (ETSOs), as published by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), that form part of Index 2 to Subpart B of Certification Specification (CS), CS-ETSO – Amendment 16.

CAN-TSOs removed from the current list are no longer eligible for use by an applicant for a new CAN-TSO design approval, but designs approved under historical CAN-TSOs may continue to be manufactured by an appropriately authorized manufacturer, subject to the conditions of their manufacturer approval.

Subchapter A - General

537.1 Applicability

  1. (a) Pursuant to section 521.106 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, this Chapter sets out the standards of airworthiness for appliances and parts.
    (amended 2009/12/01)
  2. (b) For each appliance or part to which these standards apply, “standard of airworthiness” means, for the design, manufacture or maintenance of that appliance or part, the description, in terms of a minimum standard, of the properties and attributes of the configuration, material, performance or physical characteristics of that appliance or part and includes the procedures to ascertain compliance with or to maintain that minimum standard.
    (amended 2009/12/01)

    (Change 537-1 (89-03-01))
    (Change 537-2 (92-02-03))
    (Change 537-4 (98-10-29))

537.3 Cross Reference

  1. (a) Where a reference is made in an adopted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO), as set out in Subchapter B, Canadian Technical Standard Orders, to Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) or Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), the following text must be substituted respectively:
    (effective 2015/08/04)
    1. (1) Parts 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33 and 35, as Chapters 523, 525, 527, 529, 531, 533 and 535 of the Airworthiness Manual.
      (effective 2015/08/04)
    2. (2) Procedures, of FAR Part 21, and data requirements, such as FAR 37.5 or FAR 21.605 as Part V, Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
      (amended 2009/12/01)
    3. (3) Marking requirements, such as FAR 37.7, FAR 21.607 or 14 CFR Part 45 as Part II, Subpart 1 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
      (amended 2009/12/01)
  2. (b) Where a reference is made in an adopted European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) European Technical Standard Order (ETSO), as set out in Subchapter B Canadian Technical Standard Orders, to Part 21 of the EASA implementing regulations, the following text must be substituted respectively:
    (effective 2015/08/04)
    1. (1) Certification Specifications CS-VLA, CS-23, CS-25, CS-27, CS-29, CS-31, CS-E and CS-P, as Chapters 523-VLA, 523, 525, 527, 529, 531, 533 and 535 of the Airworthiness Manual.
    2. (2) Procedures and data requirements, such as Part 21, Section A, Subpart O, as Part V, Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
    3. (3) Marking requirements, such as Part 21, Section A, Subpart Q, as Part II, Subpart 1 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
  3. (c) Unless stated otherwise in this Chapter, internationally recognized standards referenced in a Canadian Technical Standard Order are also incorporated by reference as part of the Canadian Technical Standard Order.
    (amended 2009/12/01)

    (Change 537-1 (89-03-01))
    (Change 537-2 (92-02-03))
    (Change 537-4 (98-10-29))

537.5 Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) Design Approval

The requirements for the issuance of a Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) design approval for an appliance or part are contained in Part V, Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
(amended 2009/12/01)

(Change 537-1 (89-03-01))
(Change 537-2 (92-02-03))
(Change 537-4 (98-10-29))

537.7 Identification

The identification requirements for an appliance or part are prescribed in Part II, Subpart I of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
(amended 2009/12/01)

(Change 537-1 (89-03-01))
(Change 537-2 (92-02-03))
(Change 537-3 (93-12-30))
(Change 537-4 (98-10-29))

Subchapter B - Canadian Technical Standard Orders

(amended 2009/12/01)

537.101 General

This subchapter specifies the Canadian Technical Standard Orders (CAN-TSOs) that are the minimum performance standards (MPS) for the issuance of, or a change to, a Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) design approval in respect of an appliance or a part.
(effective 2015/08/04)

537.103 Canadian Technical Standard Orders

(effective 2015/08/04)

  1. (a) The Canadian Technical Standard Orders (CAN-TSOs) consist of those Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Orders (FAA-TSOs), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) European Technical Standard Orders (ETSOs) and those unique Canadian CAN-TSOs that are adopted by the Minister, using the simplified process for the amendment of the design standards of airworthiness, as set out in the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council Management Charter, and are identified with a corresponding CAN-TSO number as follows:
    (effective 2020/01/23)
    1. (1) Index 1 of Appendix A to this Chapter consists of those CAN-TSOs identical to those used by the FAA and using the same numbering.
      (effective 2015/08/04)
    2. (2) Index 2 of Appendix A to this Chapter consists of those CAN-TSOs identical to those used by EASA, as listed in CS-ETSO Subpart B Index 2, only for those Index 2 ETSOs where an FAA-TSO does not exist for a particular application (i.e. ETSO-2C5XX series), and using the same numbering.
      (effective 2015/08/04)

      Information Note: The applicant for and user of an Index 2 CAN-TSO is encouraged to confirm its suitability for use in meeting any applicable design, installation and/or operating rules.
      (effective 2017/11/25)

    3. (3) Index 3 of Appendix A to this Chapter consists of those CAN-TSOs that have been developed by the Minister and issued pursuant to paragraph 521.106(b) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, where these CAN-TSOs are not technically similar to either FAA-TSOs or ETSOs and will be numbered as follows:
      (effective 2015/08/04)
      1. (i) CAN-TSO-3CXXX, in which the 3 denotes that it is from Index 3.

        Information Note: CAN-TSO-3C7XX series denotes CAN-TSOs for which neither an FAA-TSO nor an ETSO exists for a particular application.

  2. (b) Where a CAN-TSO is identified with an end-of-effectivity date, applications for CAN-TSO design approvals with respect to these standards will no longer be accepted after that date.
    (effective 2015/08/04)

    Information Note: CAN-TSO design approvals issued with respect to previous CAN-TSO standards may still be manufactured under the provisions, and subject to the continued validity, of their existing CAR 561 manufacturer approval.

(Change 537-1 (89-03-01))
(Change 537-2 (92-02-03))
(Change 537-3 (93-12-30))
(Change 537-4 (98-10-29))

Appendix A

List of Canadian Technical Standard Orders (Index 1, Index 2 and Index 3)

(effective 2021/05/16)

Index 1

CAN-TSO Number Subject FAA-TSO Number Remains Effective Until

CAN-TSO-C1e

Cargo Compartment Fire Detection Instruments

TSO-C1e
(08/19/14)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C2d

Airspeed Instruments

TSO-C2d
(6/14/89)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C3e

Turn and slip Instrument

TSO-C3e
(10/15/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C4c

Bank and Pitch Instruments

TSO-C4c
(04/01/59)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C5f

Direction Instrument, Non-magnetic
(Gyroscopically Stabilized)

TSO-C5f
(02/02/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C6e

Direction Instrument, Magnetic (Gyroscopically-Stabilized)

TSO-C6e
(04/24/08)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C7d

Direction Instrument, Magnetic Non-Stabilized Type (Magnetic Compass)

TSO-C7d
(6/14/89)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C8e

Vertical Velocity Instruments (Rate-of-Climb)

TSO-C8e
(04/17/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C10c

Pressure Altimeter System

TSO-C10c
(10/31/16)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C11e

Powerplant Fire Detection Instruments (Thermal and Flame Contact Types)

TSO-C11e
(10/17/91)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C13g

Life Preservers

TSO-C13g
(02/03/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C14b

Aircraft Fabric, Intermediate Grade

TSO-C14b
(02/15/90)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C15d

Aircraft Fabric, Grade A

TSO-C15d
(02/26/90)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C16b

Electrically Heated Pitot and Pitot-Static Tubes

TSO-C16b
(01/27/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C19c

Portable Water-Solution Type Fire Extinguisher

TSO-C19c
(02/26/09)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C20a

Combustion Heaters and Accessories

TSO-C20a
(01/12/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C21b

Aircraft Turnbuckle Assemblies and/or Turnbuckle Safetying Devices

TSO-C21b
(03/16/89)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C22g

Safety Belts

TSO-C22g
(03/05/93)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C23f

Personnel Parachute Assemblies and Components

TSO-C23f
(09/21/12)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C25a

Aircraft Seats and Berths (Type I Transport, 6g Forward Load)

TSO-C25a
(01/15/57)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C26d

Aircraft Wheels, Brakes and Wheel/Brake Assemblies for Parts 23, 27 and 29 Aircraft

TSO-C26d
(10/14/04)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C27a

Twin Seaplane Floats

TSO-C27a
(07/31/18)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C28

Aircraft Skis

TSO-C28
(03/15/52)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C30c

Aircraft Position Lights

TSO-C30c
(05/12/89)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C34e

ILS Glide Slope Receiving Equipment Operating within the Radio Frequency Range of 328.6-335.4 Megahertz (MHz)

TSO-C34e
(01/15/88)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C35d

Airborne Radio Marker Receiving Equipment

TSO-C35d
(05/15/71)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C36e

Airborne ILS Localizer Receiving Equipment Operating within the Radio Frequency Range of 108-112 Megahertz (MHz)

TSO-C36e
(01/25/88)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C39b

Aircraft Seats and Berths

TSO-C39b
(04/17/87)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C39c

9g Transport Airplane Seats Certified by Static Testing

TSO-C39c
(02/13/04)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C40c

VOR Receiving Equipment Operating within the Radio Frequency Range of 108-117.95 Megahertz (MHz)

TSO-C40c
(01/25/88)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C41d

Airborne Automatic Direction Finding (ADF) Equipment

TSO-C41d
(05/06/85)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C42

Propeller Feathering Hose Assemblies

TSO-C42
(03/01/57)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C43d

Temperature Instruments

TSO-C43d
(03/20/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C44c

Fuel Flowmeters

TSO-C44c
(08/22/06)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C45b

Manifold Pressure Instruments

TSO-C45b
(08/22/06)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C46a

Maximum Allowable Airspeed Indicator Systems

TSO-C46a
(04/23/68)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C47a

Fuel, Oil, and Hydraulic Pressure Instruments

TSO-C47a
(08/08/06)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C48a

Carbon Monoxide Detector Instruments

TSO-C48a
(05/06/09)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C49b

Electric Tachometer: Magnetic Drag (Indicator and Generator)

TSO-C49b
(05/30/95)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C54

Stall Warning Instruments

TSO-C54
(10/15/61)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C55a

Fuel and Oil Quantity Instruments

TSO-C55a
(06/08/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C56b

Engine Driven Direct Current Generator/Starter Generators

TSO-C56b
(06/01/06)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C59b

Airborne Selective Calling (SELCAL) Equipment

TSO-C59b
(06/27/16)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C62e

Aircraft Tires

TSO-C62e
(09/29/06)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C63f

Airborne Weather Radar Equipment

TSO-C63f
(12/14/18)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C64b

Passenger Oxygen Mask Assembly, Continuous Flow

TSO-C64b
(05/21/08)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C65a

Airborne Doppler Radar Ground Speed and/or Drift Angle Measuring Equipment (for Air Carrier Aircraft)

TSO-C65a
(08/18/83)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C66c

Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Operating within the Radio Frequency Range of 960-1215 Megahertz

TSO-C66c
(01/18/91)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C69c

Emergency Evacuation Slides, Ramps, Ramp/Slides, and Slide/Rafts

TSO-C69c
(08/18/99)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C70b

Life Rafts

TSO-C70b
(08/04/14)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C71

Airborne Static ("DC to DC") Electrical Power Converter (for Air Carrier Aircraft)

TSO-C71
(06/15/61)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C72c

Individual Flotation Devices

TSO-C72c
(09/07/90)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C73

Static Electrical Power Inverter

TSO-C73
(12/18/63)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C74d

Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) Airborne Equipment

TSO-C74d
(12/17/08)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C76b

Fuel Drain Valves

TSO-C76b
(04/18/12)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C77b

Gas Turbine Auxiliary Power Units

TSO-C77b
(12/20/00)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C78a

Crewmember Demand Oxygen Mask

TSO-C78a
(05/27/08)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C79

Fire Detectors (Radiation Sensing Type)

TSO-C79
(11/12/63)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C80

Flexible Fuel and Oil Cell Material

TSO-C80
(05/26/64)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C85b

Survivor Locator Lights

TSO-C85b
(10/22/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C87a

Airborne Low-Range Radio Altimeter

TSO-C87a
(05/31/12)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C88b

Automatic Pressure Altitude Reporting Code-Generating Equipment

TSO-C88b
(02/06/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C89a

Crewmember Oxygen Regulators, Demand

TSO-C89a
(04/08/08)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C90d

Cargo Pallets, Nets, and Containers (Unit Load Devices)

TSO-C90d
(09/30/11)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C92c

Airborne Ground Proximity Warning Equipment

TSO-C92c
(03/19/96)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C93

Airborne Interim Standard Microwave Landing System Converter Equipment

TSO-C93
(11/26/76)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C95a

Mach Meters

TSO-C95a
(08/31/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C96a

Anticollision Light Systems

TSO-C96a
(04/07/89)

2022-02-11

CAN-TSO-C96b

Anticollision Light Systems

TSO-C96b
(08/11/20)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C99a

Flight Deck (Sedentary) Crewmember Protective Breathing Equipment

TSO-C99a
(06/05/08)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C100c

Aviation Child Safety Device (ACSD)

TSO-C100c
(04/06/12)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C101

Over Speed Warning Instruments

TSO-C101
(02/19/87)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C102

Airborne Radar Approach and Beacon Systems for Helicopters

TSO-C102
(04/02/84)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C103

Continuous Flow Oxygen Mask Assembly (For Non-Transport Category Aircraft)

TSO-C103
(04/12/84)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C104

Microwave Landing System (MLS) Airborne Receiving Equipment

TSO-C104
(06/22/82)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C105

Optional Display Equipment for Weather and Ground Mapping Radar Indicators

TSO-C105
(06/13/84)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C106

Air Data Computer

TSO-C106
(01/15/88)

2022-04-18

CAN-TSO-C106a

Air Data Computer

TSO-C106a
(10/16/20)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C109

Airborne Navigation Data Storage System

TSO-C109
(12/09/85)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C110a

Airborne Passive Thunderstorm Detection Equipment

TSO-C110a
(10/26/88)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C112e

Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System/Mode Select (ATCRBS/Mode S) Airborne Equipment

TSO-C112e
(09/16/13)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C113b

Airborne Multipurpose Electronic Displays

TSO-C113b
(09/17/18)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C114

Torso Restraint Systems

TSO-C114
(03/27/87)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C115d

Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Equipment Using Multi-Sensor Inputs

TSO-C115d
(03/07/12)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C116a

Crewmember Portable Protective Breathing Equipment

TSO-C116a
(07/30/09)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C117b

Airborne Windshear Warning and Escape Guidance Systems for Transport Airplanes

TSO-C117b
(03/27/18)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C118a

Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Airborne Equipment, TCAS I

TSO-C118a
(10/27/14)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C119e

Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Airborne Equipment, TCAS II With Hybrid Surveillance

TSO-C119e
(06/30/16)

2022-03-30

CAN-TSO-C121b

Underwater Locating Devices (Acoustic) (Self-Powered)

TSO-C121b
(02/28/12)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C122a

Equipment that Prevents Blocked Channels Used In Two-Way Radio Communications Due To Simultaneous Transmissions

TSO-C122a
(08/26/05)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C123c

Cockpit Voice Recorder Equipment

TSO-C123c
(12/19/13)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C124c

Flight Data Recorder Equipment

TSO-C124c
(12/19/13)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C126c

406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs)

TSO-C126c
(03/07/19)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C127b

Rotorcraft, Transport Airplane, and Small Airplane Seating Systems

TSO-C127b
(06/06/14)

2022-02-31

CAN-TSO-C127c

Rotorcraft, Transport Airplane, and Small Airplane Seating Systems

TSO-C127c
(08/31/20)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C128a

Equipment that Prevents Blocked Channels Used in Two-way Radio Communications Due to Unintentional Transmissions

TSO-C128a
(08/26/05)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C132a

Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Geosynchronous Orbit Aeronautical Mobile Satellite

TSO-C132a
(12/22/15)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C135a

Transport Airplane Wheels and Wheel and Brake Assemblies

TSO-C135a
(07/01/09)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C137a

Aircraft Portable Megaphones

TSO-C137a
(01/30/08)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C139a

Aircraft Audio Systems and Equipment

TSO-C139a
(02/25/14)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C140

Aerospace Fuel, Engine Oil, and Hydraulic Fluid Hose Assemblies

TSO-C140
(07/17/02)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C141

Aircraft Fluorescent Lighting Ballast/Fixture Equipment

TSO-C141
(8/17/99)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C142b

Non-rechargeable Lithium Cells and Batteries

TSO-C142b
(03/26/18)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C144a

Passive Airborne Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Antenna

TSO-C144a
(03/30/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C145e

Airborne Navigation Sensors Using The Global Positioning System Augmented By The Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS)

TSO-C145e
(05/05/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C146e

Stand-Alone Airborne Navigation Equipment Using The Global Positioning System Augmented By The Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS)

TSO-C146e
(05/05/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C147a

Traffic Advisory System (TAS) Airborne Equipment

TSO-C147a
(09/05/14)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C148

Aircraft Mechanical Fasteners

TSO-C148
(09/26/97)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C149

Aircraft Bearings

TSO-C149
(04/24/98)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C150a

Aircraft Seals

TSO-C150a
(10/26/11)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C151d

Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)

TSO-C151d
(08/31/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C153a

Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Platform and Modules

TSO-C153a
(05/01/19)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C154c

Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Equipment Operating on Frequency of 978 MHz

TSO-C154c
(12/02/09)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C155b

Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS)

TSO-C155b
(04/21/15)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C157b

Flight Information Services – Broadcast (FIS-B) Equipment

TSO-C157b
(05/28/15)

2021-12-30

CAN-TSO-C157c

Flight Information Services - Broadcast (FIS-B) Equipment

TSO-C157c
(06/30/20)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C158

Aeronautical Mobile High Frequency Data Link (HFDL) Equipment

TSO-C158
(08/19/04)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C159d

Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) Equipment

TSO-C159d
(07/31/18)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C160a

Very High Frequency (VHF) Digital Link (VDL) Mode 2 Communications Equipment

TSO-C160a
(03/27/12)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C161a

Ground Based Augmentation System Positioning and Navigation Equipment

TSO-C161a
(12/17/09)

2021-06-17

CAN-TSO-C161b

Ground Based Augmentation System Positioning and Navigation Equipment

TSO-C161b
(12/17/19)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C162a

Ground Based Augmentation System Very High Frequency Data Broadcast Equipment

TSO-C162a
(12/17/09)

2021-06-17

CAN-TSO-C162b

Ground Based Augmentation System Very High Frequency Data Broadcast Equipment

TSO-C162b
(12/17/19)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C163a

VDL Mode 3 Communications Equipment Operating within the Frequency Range 117.975-137.000 Megahertz

TSO-C163a
(08/31/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C164a

Night Vision Goggles

TSO-C164a
(10/02/15)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C165b

Electronic Map Display Equipment for Graphical Depiction of Aircraft Position (Own-Ship)

TSO-C165b
(11/28/2018)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C166b

Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and Traffic Information Service – Broadcast (TIS-B) Equipment Operating on the Radio Frequency of 1090 Megahertz (MHz)

TSO-C166b
(12/02/09)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C167

Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS), also Known as Human Harnesses

TSO-C167
(06/09/04)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C168

Aviation Visual Distress Signals

TSO-C168
(03/25/04)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C169a

VHF Radio Communications Transceiver Equipment Operating within Radio Frequency Range 117.975 to 137.000 Megahertz

TSO-C169a
(09/28/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C170

High Frequency (HF) Radio Communications Transceiver Equipment Operating within the Radio Frequency Range 1.5 to 30 Megahertz

TSO-C170
(12/20/04)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C171

Aircraft Clamps

TSO-C171
(05/02/05)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C172a

Cargo Restraint Strap Assemblies

TSO-C172a
(12/22/15)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C173a

Nickel-Cadmium, Nickel Metal-Hydride, and Lead-Acid Batteries

TSO-C173a
(03/15/13)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C174

Battery Based Emergency Power Unit (BEPU)

TSO-C174
(07/25/05)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C175

Galley Cart, containers and Associated Components

TSO-C175
(11/04/05)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C176a

Cockpit Image Recorder Equipment

TSO-C176a
(12/19/13)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C177a

Data Link Recorder Equipment

TSO-C177a
(12/19/13)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C178

Single Phase 115 VAC, 400 Hz Arc Fault Circuit Breakers

TSO-C178
(03/03/06)

2021-10-14

CAN-TSO-C178a

Aircraft Circuit Breakers

TSO-C178a
(04/14/20)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C179b

Permanently Installed Rechargeable Lithium Cells, Batteries and Battery Systems

TSO-C179b
(03/23/18)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C184

Airplane Galley Insert Equipment, Electrical/Pressurized

TSO-C184
(09/30/11)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C190

Active Airborne Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Antenna

TSO-C190
(03/30/07)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C194

Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS)

TSO-C194
(12/17/08)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C195b

Avionics Supporting Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA)

TSO-C195b
(09/29/14)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C196b

Airborne Supplemental Navigation Sensors for Global Positioning System Equipment using Aircraft-Based Augmentation

TSO-C196b
(12/20/13)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C197

Information Collection and Monitoring Systems

TSO-C197
(11/15/10)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C198

Automatic Flight Guidance and Control System (AFGCS) Equipment

TSO-C198
(06/02/11)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C199

Traffic Awareness Beacon System (TABS)

TSO-C199
(10/10/14)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C200a

Airframe Low Frequency Underwater Locating Device (Acoustic) (Self-Powered)

TSO-C200a
(05/03/16)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C201

Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS)

TSO-C201
(07/26/12)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C202

Cargo Stopper Devices

TSO-C202
(11/10/15)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C203

Fire Containment Covers (FCC)

TSO-C203
(07/01/14)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C204a

Circuit Card Assembly Functional Sensors using Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for Navigation and Non-Navigation Position/Velocity/Time Output

TSO-C204a
(05/09/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C205a

Circuit Card Assembly Functional Class Delta Equipment Using The Satellite-Based Augmentation System for Navigation Applications

TSO-C205a
(05/09/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C206

Circuit Card Assembly Functional Sensors using Aircraft-Based Augmentation for Navigation and Non-Navigation Position/Velocity/Time Output

TSO-C206
(12/20/13)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C207a

Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) Airborne Mobile Station (AMS) Equipment

TSO-C207a
(08/18/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C209

Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) Display

TSO-C209
(09/29/16)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C210

Airborne Head Up Display (HUD)

TSO-C210
(10/25/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C211

Detect and Avoid (DAA) Systems

TSO-C211
(09/25/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C212

Air-to-Air Radar (ATAR) for Traffic Surveillance

TSO-C212
(09/22/17)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C213

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Control and Non-Payload Communications Terrestrial Link System Radios

TSO-C213
(03/09/18)

N/A not applicable

CAN-TSO-C219

Airbone Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) Xa/Xo

TSO-C219
(02/28/20)

N/A not applicable

Index 2

CAN-TSO Number Subject ETSO Number Remains Effective Until
CAN-TSO-2C500a Combined ILS/MLS Airborne Receiving Equipment ETSO-2C500a
(24/10/2003)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C501 Mode S Aircraft Data Link Processor ETSO-2C501
(24/10/2003)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C502 Helicopter Crew and Passenger Integrated Immersion Suits ETSO-2C502
(18/07/2006)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C503 Helicopter Crew and Passenger Immersion Suits for Operations to or from Helidecks Located in a Hostile Sea Area ETSO-2C503
(18/07/2006)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C504 Helicopter Constant-Wear Lifejackets for Operations to or from Helidecks Located in a Hostile Sea Area ETSO-2C504
(18/07/2006)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C505 Helicopter Liferafts for Operations to and from Helidecks Located in a Hostile Sea Area ETSO-2C505
(18/07/2006)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C509 Light Aviation Secondary Surveillance Transponders (LAST) ETSO-2C509
(25/12/2007)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C512 Portable Gaseous Oxygen Supply (PGOS) ETSO-2C512
(28/11/2008)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C513 Tow Release ETSO-2C513
(28/11/2008)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C514a Airborne Systems for Non-Required Telecommunication Services (in Non-Aeronautical Frequency Bands) (ASNRT) ETSO-2C514a
(21/02/2018)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C515 Aircraft Halocarbon Clean Agent – Hand Held Extinguishers ETSO-2C515 A1
(25/07/2020)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C517 Automatic Deployable Flight Recorder (ADFR) Systems for Large Aeroplanes ETSO-2C517
(25/07/2020)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C518 Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting Systems ETSO-2C518
(25/07/2020)
N/A not applicable
CAN-TSO-2C519 Emergency Breathing Systems (EBSs) ETSO-2C519
(25/07/2020)
N/A not applicable

Index 3

CAN-TSO Number Subject Effective Date
CAN-TSO-3C503 Helicopter Passenger Transportation Suit Systems (HPTSS) 2015-01-23

CAN-TSO-3C503

Effective Date: 2015-01-23

RDIMS No.: 8690342 v4

Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO)

Subject: Helicopter Passenger Transportation Suit Systems (HPTSS)

  1. 1.0 APPLICABILITY

    This Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) specifies the minimum performance standards (MPS) that Helicopter Passenger Transportation Suit Systems (HPTSS) shall meet for issuance of a design approval and in order to be identified with the applicable CAN-TSO marking.

    This CAN-TSO applies to suit systems intended to be worn by helicopter passengers during transportation over water where thermal protection may be required. The primary function of a suit system meeting this standard is to provide the helicopter passenger protection from the effects of cold water during the initial hours of immersion. Additionally, the suit system provides the wearer with floatation buoyancy in water, where the pertinent requirements of CAN-TSO-C13f have been incorporated into the standard specified in section 4 of this CAN-TSO.

  2. 2.0 AUTHORITY

    CAN-TSO standards in respect of aeronautical appliances or parts are issued pursuant to subsection 521.106(b) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR). Once issued, CAN-TSO standards may be listed in Airworthiness Manual (AWM) Chapter 537, Subchapter B, Canadian Technical Standard Orders.

  3. 3.0 REGULATORY

    Applicable regulations governing issuance of a CAN-TSO design approval for aeronautical appliances or parts are contained in Part V, Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 521), Division III — Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) Design Approvals.

  4. 4.0 REQUIREMENTS

    (a) Helicopter Passenger Transportation Suit Systems approved under this CAN-TSO shall meet the MPS qualification and documentation requirements of the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-65.17-2012 – Helicopter Passenger Transportation Suit Systems, published April 2012 by the Canadian General Standards Board, and the supplementary Identification and Marking requirements of Section 5 of this CAN-TSO.

    (b) The Flame Exposure requirements of par. 5.3.1 of CAN/CGSB-65.17-2012 shall only be considered applicable to the materials from which the Inflatable Buoyancy Element (as described in section 6 of this CAN-TSO) of the suit system is constructed.

  5. 5.0 IDENTIFICATION AND MARKING
    1. 5.1 General

      Each suit systems shall have identification and marking as specified in Part II, Subpart 1, section 201.10 of the CAR.

    2. 5.2 Specific
      1. (a) Each suit system shall be labelled, marked and placarded in accordance with the requirements of CAN/CGSB-65.17-2012.
      2. (b) For each component of a suit system that is easily removable (without hand tools) and for each subassembly of the suit system that may be interchangeable, the following identification information shall be individually labelled on each such component or subassembly:
        1. (1) the name, trademark or symbol identifying the manufacturer and, if the manufacturer is an entity, its legal name;
        2. (2) the manufacturer's approval number;
        3. (3) the component or subassembly part number;
        4. (4) the component or subassembly serial number or the date of manufacture; and
        5. (5) the lettering, "CAN-TSO-3C503".
  6. 6.0 HOW TO OBTAIN REFERENCED DOCUMENTS

    1. (a) Order CGSB documents from the Canadian General Standards Board, Sales Centre, Gatineau, Canada K1A 1G6. Telephone 819-956-0425 or 1-800-665-2472. Fax 819-956-5644. E-mail at ncr.CGSB-ONGC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca. Web site http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ongc-cgsb/index-eng.html.
    2. (b) Part II, Subpart 1 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 201.10) can be found at the following link: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-433/page-23.html#h-73
    3. (c) Part V, Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 521) can be found at the following link: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-433/page-124.html#h-541
    4. (d) Chapter 537 of the Airworthiness Manual - Airworthiness Standards Appliances and Parts can be found at the following link: https://tc.canada.ca/en/corporate-services/acts-regulations/list-regulations/canadian-aviation-regulations-sor-96-433/standards/part-v-airworthiness-chapter-537-standards-appliances-parts

<Original signed by>

Blake Cheney
Chief, Aircraft Certification Standards
Civil Aviation

Content last revised: 2009/12/01

Subchapter C - Reserved

(amended 2009/12/01)

537.201 Reserved
(amended 2005/12/01)

537.203 Reserved
(amended 2009/12/01)

 537.205 Reserved
(amended 2005/12/01)

537.207Reserved
(amended 2005/12/01)