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On April 24 2019, at the CARAC Plenary session, Transport Canada looked back on it’s 2018-2019 Regulatory progress and looked forward to its regulatory initiatives under development.  On the list of To-Do’s, moving forward [and relevant to the Canadian helicopter community] are:

  • Safety Management Systems (SMS) [for All Part VII operators including CAR 702, 703 and 704 operators]
  • Laser Attacks Strategy 2.0
  • Impairment/Cannabis
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) - Advancing Commercial Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight RPAS Operations in Canada
  • Labour Shortage in the Aviation Industry
  • Civil Aviation Regulatory Modernization
  • Transport Canada Modernization of Fees

Spring 2019 – Canada Gazette, Part I Consultations

  • Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT)
  • Enforcement of Manuals, Plans and Procedures – Regulatory Review

Spring 2019 – Canada Gazette, Part II Publications

  • Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR)

Early 2020 – Canada Gazette, Part I Consultations

  • Modernization of Fees – New Fees for Aeronautical Product Approvals (CAR 104, Schedule V)
  • Use of Battery-powered Hand-held Lasers
  • Aircraft Identification & Registration (Regulatory Review)

2020-2022 – Canada Gazette, Part I Consultations

  • Approved Training Organizations (ATO) 
  • Approach Ban
  • Lightweight Data Recorders (LDR)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) – Low-risk Commercial Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight Operations
  • Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS)
  • Modernization of Fees – CAR 104 (Schedules I, II, III, IV, VI and VII)
  • Personnel Training, Qualifications & Licensing
  • Aircraft Operations (including helicopters/rotorcraft) - Commercial Operations- General
  • Aircraft Certification & Airworthiness

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