Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) - 2019-1
Content last revised: 1997/11/04
This chapter contains procedures and conditions where, pursuant to subsection 4.3(1) of the Aeronautics Act, the Minister may authorize persons to act on his behalf with respect to the airworthiness of aeronautical products. Subsection 4.3(1) of the Aeronautics Act states that:
“The Minister may authorize members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or any other person to exercise or perform, subject to such restrictions or limitations as the Minister may specify, any of the powers, duties or functions of the Minister under this Part except, subject to subsection (3), any power conferred on the Minister by the Governor in Council to make regulations or orders.”
Effective: January, 1986
This Chapter will form the basis for issuing delegation of authority to specific persons and organizations to perform specific functions on behalf of the Minister of Transport. Each subchapter contains information on delegation of authority for a specific purpose and the subchapter and section titles are published in the table of content. The procedures contained in this chapter will apply to all applications for delegation of authority. To provide advice and guidance for complying with the procedures, Airworthiness Manual Advisories will be issued for this chapter as they become available. Any questions related to this chapter may be addressed to the attention of the Regional Director, Airworthiness, at the nearest DOT regional airworthiness office.
Effective: May 2, 1988
This change introduces Subchapter “B” entitled “Airworthiness Engineering Organization” and Subchapter “E” entitled “Design Approval Organization”. The section numbers in subchapter “D” have been changed to the 300 series, because they were incorrectly numbered in the original publication.
Effective: October 16, 1990
This change provides for an increase in the scope of the delegation of authority that may be given to certain Airworthiness Inspection Representatives in Subchapter 505D and related information in AMA 505D/1.
Note 1. The introduction of the original publication has been replaced by a statement of Authority and a Preamble to this chapter.
Changes are identified by brackets [ ], editorial alterations and typographical corrections will not be identified.
Effective: June 17, 1992
This change introduces Subchapter 505F - Flight Permit Authorization and AMA 505F/1. This Subchapter provides the instruction and procedures for applying for the privilege of issuing ferry flight permits on behalf of the Minister. In addition they provide the procedures for the issue of ferry flight permits and instructions regarding the conditions and limitations which must be imposed. Changes are identified by brackets [ ], editorial alterations and typographical corrections will not be identified.
Effective: November 30, 1993
This change introduces Subchapter 505C entitled “Design Approval Representative” and associated AMA 505C/1. The Statutory Authority is changed to reflect the current numbering of the Aeronautics Act. Changes are identified by brackets [ ], editorial alterations and typographical corrections will not be identified.
Effective: 1 May 1996
This amendment introduces Subchapter 505H entitled “Airworthiness Inspection Representative - Amateur-Built Aircraft”. In addition the word “Amendment” will henceforth replace “Change” (eg Amendment 505-5 rather than Change 505-5) . Changes are identified by brackets [ ], editorial alterations and typographical corrections will not be identified.
Published: December 1, 2009
As part of the amendments tabled to support introduction of Part V Subpart 21 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 521) a Notice of Proposed Amendment had been tabled to withdraw all of Chapter 505 of the Airworthiness Manual. It was intended that Subchapter B – Airworthiness Engineering Organization, Subchapter C – Design Approval Representative and Subchapter E – Design Approval Organization be withdrawn and the intent becomes part of CAR 521. It was determined that the remaining Subchapters were no longer required.
Prior to the publication of CAR 521 it was decided to retain the provisions of Subchapters B, C and E, however it was determined that Subchapters D – Airworthiness Inspection Representative and Subchapter H – Airworthiness Inspection Representative Amateur-built Aircraft should be withdrawn.
This change reflects the withdrawing of Subchapters D and H.