Eligible Aircraft

To be eligible for the Owner-maintenance Category, the aircraft model must appear on the Transport Canada list of O-M airplanes (Appendix A to this guide this list is also found in AWM Standard 507 Appendix H at http://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation/regserv/carac/CARS/cars/a507she.htm).

To add a new aircraft to the list it must fit into the following CAR Standard 507.03 (6)(e)

  1. the aircraft is of a type certified in accordance with Chapters 522 or 523 of the Airworthiness Manual, or an equivalent foreign standard;
  2. the aircraft type certificate does not authorize more than four occupants;
  3. the maximum certificated take-off weight (MCTOW) of the aircraft does not exceed 1,814 kg (4,000 pounds);
  4. the aircraft is of a type and model that has not been manufactured during the 60 months preceding the date of application;
  5. fewer than 10% of Canadian aircraft of the type and model concerned are operating in Canadian commercial air service at the time of application;
  6. the aircraft type and model is powered by a single, normally aspirated, piston engine, and is unpressurized; and
  7. except for gliders, powered gliders or aircraft with airframes of wooden construction, the aircraft type and model has a fixed landing gear and a fixed pitch propeller.
A request to add a new aircraft to the list should be made in writing to Transport Canada, Director - Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing AARP, Tower C, Place de Ville 2nd Floor, 330 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8. You will need to show that the aircraft complies with each requirement stated in CAR Standard 507.03 (6)(e) above.

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