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Transport Canada - Aviation Safety Letter Aviation Document Booklet

Aviation Document Booklet

by the Flight Crew Licensing Division, General Aviation, Civil Aviation, Transport Canada

This is a follow-up to the article “Transport Canada Update—Personnel Licence Booklet,” published in Aviation Safety Letter (ASL) 1/2007.

It’s here!
Transport Canada Civil Aviation is proud to present the new Aviation Document Booklet for all holders of Canadian air traffic controller licences and flight crew licences and permits.

The new Aviation Document Booklet will now incorporate a photograph of the holder, machine-readable security features and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) language proficiency requirement. During the life of the booklet, the status of individual licences, permits, ratings and medical certificates is likely to change. Adhesive labels, similar to the stickers provided by many provinces for motor vehicle licence plate renewals, will be provided to reflect changes in licensing status. These labels must be affixed to the booklet in order for the licence or permit to be valid.

Transport Canada has begun replacing existing licences and permits with the new Aviation Document Booklet. The first documents to be replaced are those with the greatest potential for international use. Transport Canada has already started issuing new booklets to holders of airline transport pilot licences (ATPL) and commercial pilot licences (CPL) who have submitted the required application.

Moving towards the new booklet
Eventually, all holders of Canadian air traffic controller licences and flight crew licences and permits will receive the Aviation Document Booklet. Transport Canada licensing offices will continue to administer all licensing action for flight crew and air traffic controllers.

All new applicants for licences and permits will be issued an Aviation Document Booklet.


All new applicants for licences and permits will be issued an
Aviation Document Booklet.

Replacement of existing licences and permits in the current format will be phased in over a three-year period. A schedule for replacing existing documents with the new Aviation Document Booklet can be found in Advisory Circular (AC) 400-001, which is available on the Transport Canada Flight Crew Licensing Web site listed below.

Replacement of ATPLs and CPLs with the Aviation Document Booklet format will be completed by early 2009. Private pilot, air traffic controller, and flight engineer licences will be replaced through 2009. The remaining pilot licences (glider and balloon) and all permits will be replaced by the end of 2010.

Please visit the Transport Canada Flight Crew Licensing Web site for more information: www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/general/personnel/changes.htm

 

This article was published by Transport Canada in TP 185 Issue 3/2008 -. Reprinted with permission

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