Checklist for converting aircraft to O-M Category

To put an eligible aircraft into the O-M category you need to do the following:

1. Check the published list of eligible aircraft models (Appendix A). Only these certified aircraft qualify for conversion.

2. To transfer an aircraft into the O-M category, pilot/owners of eligible aircraft should contact their nearest Transport Canada Centre in their Transport Canada Region to obtain a copy of the application form.

3. Before the application is submitted, each aircraft shall have on the side of the fuselage and in a position that is readily visible to persons entering the aircraft, the warning statement below. The placard shall be in letters at least 10mm (3/8”) high and of a colour contrasting with the background and must contain both the English and French statements.

WARNING
SPECIAL CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS – OWNER – MAINTENANCE
THIS AIRCRAFT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH INTERNATIONALLY
RECOGNIZED AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS

AVIS
CERTIFICAT SPECIAL DE NAVIGABILITE – MAINTENANCE PAR LE PROPRIETAIRE
CET AERONEF N’EST PAS CONFORME AUX NORMES DE NAVIGABILITE
INTERNATIONALES RECONNUES.

4. Each engine, propeller and life-limited item installed on such an aircraft shall have an “X” permanently etched, engraved or stamped at the end of the model designation and serial number on the identification plate required by CAR 201.01. Under CAR 201.03 you need to apply for permission to put the “X”s on the dataplates, so contact your local TC office before you do this.

NOTE: A life-limited part is one that the manufacturer has designated a fixed number of hours or years between overhaul or replacement.

5. Submit the Special Certificate of Airworthiness – Owner-Maintenance application form to the TC office.

6. Surrender the original Certificate of Airworthiness for each aircraft to the Transport Canada Centre.

7. Attach a cheque with each application for a Special Certificate of Airworthiness – Owner-Maintenance for $250, made out to the Receiver General for Canada.

NOTE: If aircraft pilot/owners have current Certificate of Airworthiness suspension notices (for safety issues) on the Transport Canada aircraft files, these suspension notices have to be cleared before the aircraft can be transferred.

NOTE: Once the process is started to transfer the aircraft to the O-M Category, it should be understood that the flight authority is no longer valid and until the new Special Certificate of Airworthiness is issued and the owner is in procession of it, the aircraft shall not be flown.

A list of Transport Canada Centres appears in COPA's Canadian Flight Annual or on TC's Web site: http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/regions.htm.


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