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Equipment AD List on the TC CAWIS system can only be found by clicking on “Advanced Search” and then “List Miscellaneous Equipment ADs” - “All ADs”.

In some cases non-AMEs, such as the owner, can carry out a required AD. The rules in CAR 625 Appendix A governing “Elementary Work” say that non-AMEs can carry out:

(29) Repetitive visual inspections or operational checks (including inspections and tests required by airworthiness directives) not involving disassembly or the use of visual aids, performed out of phase with the aircraft’s scheduled check cycle at intervals of less than 100 hours air time, provided the tasks are also included in the most frequent scheduled maintenance check.


Aircraft liability insurance is mandatory for all aircraft flying in Canada!

Not only is liability insurance required to comply with the law; it is also very smart to have. Liability insurance protects you in the event that you damage someone else’s property or injure someone. This could include colliding with a parked aircraft, damaging a hangar or hitting a person.

The minimum liability insurance required is:

  • $100,000, where the maximum permissible take-off weight of the aircraft is 1043 kg (2,300 pounds) or less

  • $500,000, where the maximum permissible take-off weight of the aircraft is greater than 1043 kg (2,300 pounds) but not greater than 2268 kg (5,000 pounds)

  • $1,000,000, where the maximum permissible take-off weight of the aircraft is greater than 2268 kg (5,000 pounds) but not greater than 5670 kg (12,500 pounds)

  • Aircraft over 2268 kg (5,000 pounds) also require $300,000 liability insurance per passenger seat.

Hull coverage is not mandatory in Canada. Complete rules for insurance can be found in CAR 606.02, although be warned - this CAR is very difficult to read and understand.

The good news is that insurance is generally available for certified aircraft, with some restrictions. With COPA’s VIP Aviation Insurance Program, administered by The Magnes Group Inc, the minimum coverage required is available at very low rates. For example, the minimum $100,000 liability insurance for aircraft 2300 lbs and below costs

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