ARSA RSS Feed ARSA LinkedIn
Contact Us Online Portal

Recording Major Repairs on Canadian Products

ARSA recently requested that Transport Canada, Civil Aviation Directorate (TCCA) adopt a uniform policy for recording major repairs performed in the U.S. on Canadian aeronautical products. Under the Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) to the Agreement for the Promotion of Aviation Safety between the U.S. and Canada a major repair to a Canadian product is recorded on FAA Form 337 or “an equivalent method acceptable to the TCCA.”

In a letter to TCCA, ARSA proposed that U.S. repair stations be allowed to use the work order exception in 14 CFR Part 43, Appendix B, paragraph b as “an equivalent method acceptable to the TCCA” for recording major repairs.

TCCA sent a formal response, agreeing that if a U.S. repair station were to “follow an FAA accepted procedure in its manual that provides the owner of the aircraft with a copy of the work order, and retains a copy in its records for two years” this constitutes compliance with the MIP.

Further, the TCCA stated that the Canadian major repair reporting requirement applies to complete aircraftonly. It does not apply to “products” (as that term is defined by the TCCA) other than aircraft.

The formal confirmation of this policy from TCCA may be found here.

A copy of ARSA’s letter requesting the policy to TCCA may be found here.



More from ARSA

Anti-Viral Measures

For the use of its members and the larger aviation community, ARSA is maintaining this page as a resource for virus-related updates on policy initiatives and business needs. Please bookmark…Read More

[Updated] FAA Exemptions, Deviations and Other Virus Related Information

To keep tabs on all of ARSA’s work related to the current pandemic, visit arsa.org/anti-viral-measures. Note: Guidance, exemptions and other resources will be added to this page as they become…Read More

FAA Extends ARSA Training IA Acceptability into 2023

In early 2020, the FAA informed ARSA of a 24-month extension to the expiration dates for each of the association’s online training sessions found acceptable for Inspection Authorization renewal credit…Read More

Presidential Order Directs Agency Focus on Relief

To keep tabs on all of ARSA’s work related to the current pandemic, visit arsa.org/anti-viral-measures. On May 19, President Trump signed Executive Order 13924, “Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery.”…Read More

AMT Day 2020 – Still Celebrating Charlie

Charles Taylor, the Wright Brothers’ mechanic and father of aviation maintenance, was born on May 24, 1868. Now – 152 years later – we celebrate him with every safe arrival…Read More
ARSA