Commercial and Business Aviation Policy Letters

Please Note: All documents issued on or after February 2, 2007 are now accessible through the Online Reference Centre.

The following Policy Letters are in effect and are available as separate entities. All other Commercial and Business Aviation Policy Letters have either been cancelled, revised or included in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) or other aviation publications.

These Policy Letters have been prepared as staff instructions for Transport Canada Inspectors. The issues dealt with in these Policy Letters are not meant to be regulatory in nature although they may deal with regulatory matters. Although they do not directly affect Industry, they are posted on the Web and available to the public for information purposes. Where the information affects Industry, an accompanying Commercial &Business Aviation Advisory Circular is also issued.

Policy Letters are now available in Microsoft Word Document format. This version allows viewing of the original Policy Letter format including revision marks. Policy Letters published before 2004 are not available through this version at this time. Visit the Microsoft Office download center to acquire a free download of Word 97/2000 (Word 2000) (Windows 95/98/NT).

REG-008 2007-02-01 Staff Instruction: Reconsideration of Civil Aviation Tribunal Decisions
178 2006.06.01 Exemption from the Requirements of Subparagraph 703.88(1)(c)(ii) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations for Helicopter Visual Flight Rules single engine Pilot Proficiency Checks. CANCELLED
177 2006.07.28 Review of Crew Member Security Procedures and Training Programs

Word Format
(51 kb - 41 seconds)
176 2005.12.30 Approval of Night Vision Imaging Systems Programs utilizing Night Vision Goggles CANCELLED
175 2005.12.21 Pilot self-training for Canadian air operators operating under Subparts 702 and 703 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)

Word Format
(63.5 kb - 18 seconds)
173 2005.07.25 Flight Crew Member Qualification Credits for Transition Programs and Mixed Fleet Flying Programs

Word Format
(96 kb - 27 seconds)
172 2005.08.24 Training and Checking Practices for Stall Recovery CANCELLED
171 2005.06.02 Advance Notice - Minimum Takeoff Performance Certification Standards for Aeroplanes Engaged in a Commercial Air Service under Subpart 4, Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)

Word Format
(57 kb - 16 seconds)
170 2005.07.29 Approval of training required for issuing Operations Specification 602 - Instrument Landing System (ILS)/Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) Approaches

Word Format
(49 kb - 13 seconds)
169 2005.06.02 Development and implementation of an advanced qualification program (AQP)

Word Format
(45 kb - 12 seconds)
168R 2005.01.12 Weight and Balance Control System and Standard Average Passenger Weights for Subparts 703/704/705 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) CANCELLED
167 2004.11.16 On-board Flight Deck Door Security Inspections by air carrier inspectors and cabin safety inspectors

Word Format
(44 kb - 12 seconds)
166 2004.07.08 Quality Assurance (QA) for the Approved Check Pilot (ACP) Program

Word Format
(62 kb - 17 seconds)
165R2 2006.05.24 Carriage of External Loads

Word Format
(69 kb - 19 seconds)
164 2005.01.04 The Commercial and Business Aviation (CBA) Air Carrier Inspector Manual has been revised. As a result of the review, Air Carrier Inspector (ACI) training requirements are now incorporated in this Policy Letter CANCELLED
163 2004.03.15 Limitations on the Transportability of Pilot Proficiency Check (PPC) and Competency Check (PCC) between Private Operator Certificate (POC) holders and Commercial Air Operators

Word Format
(53 kb - 15 seconds)
162 2004.01.20 Interpretation of Paragraph 700.15(1)(f) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) - Single Pilot Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) - Flight Time Limitation

Word Format
(48 kb - 13 seconds)
161 2004.03.19 Resetting Tripped Circuit Breakers

Word Format
(73 kb - 20 seconds)
160 2004.01.20 Flight Dispatcher Generic Examination CANCELLED
159 2003.10.08 Statement of Procedures Respecting the Administration of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 as it Applies to Air Operators Operating in More Than One Transport Canada Region CANCELLED
158 2004.03.19 Southern Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum and Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum Approval Process CANCELLED
157 2004.03.25 Policy on the approval of holders of air operator and private operator certificates to use Global Positioning System (GPS) for instrument approaches
156 2003.08.27 Compliance with Company Operations Manuals
155 2003.05.04 Transition of the Private Operator Passenger Transportation Standards to the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) Private Operator Certification Program CANCELLED
154 2003.10.08 Approval of Air Operator Training Programs
153 2005.12.19 Practical Training - Emergency Procedures Training for Pilots

Word Format
(92.50 kb - 26 seconds)
152 2003.03.26 Operations Manager Air Taxi Subpart 703 of the CARs Written Examination - Aeroplane
151 2003.03.12 Operations Manager Commuter Subpart 704 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) Written Examination Aeroplane
150 2003.03.12 Chief Pilot Commuter Subpart 704 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) Written Examination Aeroplane
149 2003.03.03 Guidance for Inspectors on the application of Flight Deck Door Regulations CANCELLED
148 2003.01.27 Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 703/704 Generic Company Operations Manual and checklist &guide for the development of a Company Operation Manual
147 2003.01.23 Exemptions to subsections 705.45(1) and 705.80(2) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) for Hawker Sideley 748 (HS 748) operations CANCELLED
146 2003.01.13 Requests for aeroplane only training resulting from Simulators not being available in the United States CANCELLED
145 2002.04.24 Helicopter landings and take-offs within the built-up areas of cities and towns
144 2002.04.05 Review of company manuals
143 2002.02.22 Civil Aviation Service Levels - Air Operations CANCELLED
142 2003.03.03 Global Positioning System (GPS) and Navigation Equipment Requirements for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Power-driven Aircraft
141 2002.01.02 Operation of the same aircraft under multiple Part VII subparts of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) by operators who hold Air Operator Certificate (AOCs)
140R 2003.01.17 Chief Pilot Air Taxi Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) Subpart 703 Written Examination

CAR 703 Chief Pilot Exam IFR Operations (CPTAX) aeroplane instrument flight rules (IFR) operations

CAR 703 Chief Pilot Examination VFR Operations (CPTXV) aeroplane visual flight rules (VFR) and night VFR operations
139 2001.12.04 Minimum Equipment List (MEL) Relief for Inoperative Flight Deck Door Lock
138 2001.07.03 Gravel Runway Operations - Limitations Contained In Aircraft Flight Manuals Concerning Minimum Runway Surface Bearing Strength CANCELLED
136 2001.01.29 Operational Evaluations
135R2 2004.08.06 Twenty-Four Months Pilot Proficiency Check (PPC) - Exemptions for Subparts 703 and 704 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) operations CANCELLED
133 1999.07.20 Commercial & Business Aviation Regulatory Oversight of Y2K Factors CANCELLED
132 1999.06.25 Training Files for Commercial and Business Aviation Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors
131 1999.06.01 An exemption issued pursuant to a lease agreement with a particular leasing circumstance for operations under subpart 604 and Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) CANCELLED
129 1999.04.26 Provision of Safety Training Information to Chief Pilots and Operations Managers CANCELLED
128 1999.05.07 The Safety of Air Taxi Operations (SAtopS) Final Report (TP 13158E) SAtopS Recommendations 58 and 59 CANCELLED
127 1999.03.10 Ministerial Delegation of Authority - Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors - Commercial and Business Aviation CANCELLED
125 1999.02.16 Transportation Safety Board of Canada Aviation Safety Advisories No. 980001-1 and 980001-2 CANCELLED
124 1998.10.09 Investigation of aviation occurrences by Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors - Occupational Safety and Health (CASI-OSH) CANCELLED
123R 1998.08.11 The Use of Private Operator and Air Operator Certificates for Economic Purposes / Use of Management Agreements CANCELLED
122 1998.06.25 Approved PPC Groupings For Aeroplanes For CAR 703 
121 1998.05.12 Procedures in Approving Scheduled Passenger Service Operations in Uncertified Aerodromes
119 1997.07.11 New policy concerning the grouping for recurrent PPC purposes of aeroplanes that operate subject to CAR 703  CANCELLED
117 1997.05.15 The Best Use of Public Resources
116 1997.03.21 Transfer of Responsibility CANCELLED
113 1997.04.10 Infant Passenger Count CANCELLED
112 1996.11.15 Protective Breathing Equipment Requirements CANCELLED
111 1996.11.05 Use Of Portable Passenger-Operated Electronic Devices Onboard Aircraft CANCELLED
109 1996.08.07 Cargo Fire Training Standard CANCELLED
108 1997.04.18 Cabin Safety Inspector use of D.O.T. Air Carrier Inspector Trip Pass and Baggage Check (Form 26-0236) CANCELLED
107 1996.07.08 Non-Compliance With Bilingual Safety Briefings Requirements CANCELLED
105R 2001.01.29 1200 RVR - Beech 200
104 1997.01.08 Pilot Check Reports and Approved Check Pilot Approval Documents are Canadian Aviation Documents CANCELLED
102 1996.02.23 Use of OMEGA &GPS as Long-Range Navigation Systems
58 1991.08.20 Aircraft Critical Surface Contamination (ASCS) - National Policy, Procedures And Guidelines
Date modified: