SFAR41 Maintenance Category Change
The following was received in response to a query our board sent to TCCA regarding the changes of policy to SFAR 41C aircraft.
"TCCA is in the process of developing an Internal Process Bulletin (IPB) to officially inform our Regional Offices and TCC’s of the new assessment policy. The new policy will state that experience and skill obtained on SFAR 41C aircraft will only be applicable towards obtaining an M1 rating. The rationale for this change is that the AWM 523 now contains airworthiness standards pertaining to Commuter Category aircraft.
This new policy will come into effect following an implementation period, which I think will be 12months. During the implementation period AME licence applicants will be able to apply for either an M1 or M2 rating but not both using SFAR 41C experience and skill.
The IPB will be followed with an Advisory Circular (AC) that will replace ANC004 and will contain the new policy regarding SFAR41C aircraft. Nothing has changes with regards to privileges, as M1 and M2 licence holders will continue to have privileges on SFAR41C aircraft including their derivative models."
Jeffrey Phipps Chief, Operational Airworthiness (AARTM) Standards Branch Transport Canada, Civil Aviation