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1. What is the objective of the Regulatory Review: Modernization of the Canadian Aviation Regulations?

We want to update the Canadian Aviation Regulations by addressing unnecessary burden on both industry and Transport Canada.
It will:
•   look for opportunities to support innovation and economic growth
•   consider a range of regulatory and non-regulatory tools to address current needs and anticipate future needs in the air transportation sector and seek ways to better align with international best practices 

2. Why is Transport Canada implementing this regulatory review initiative?

We want to:

·  improve the delivery of programs and services to better serve Canadians

·  ensure we remain a word-class regulator

Furthermore, we are exploring options to allow for more modern oversight and enforcement, and to better align with international best practices. We’re also modernizing our fees to better reflect the cost of providing our services so those who benefit the most from these services will pay a greater share of the costs, rather than the taxpayer.

As we move forward with these initiatives, stakeholders will be invited to share ideas and suggestions about our modernization objectives. 

3. Will you be reviewing or changing the structure of the Canadian Aviation Regulations?

No. We will not review or change the structure of the Canadian Aviation Regulations. Following the completion of the regulatory initiative in 2022 and after reviewing results from the regulatory review, the team may recommend future longer-term improvements to the structure of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

4. Are you conducting a review of the Canadian Aviation Regulations by Part?

The review and update of the Canadian Aviation Regulations will be based on themes prioritized according to level of risk. The review process will be flexible enough to address an issue holistically (i.e., look at several Parts at once), or to divide and isolate the issue by Part. This will ensure the regulatory review process is manageable.

5. Will there be additional opportunities to provide feedback?

Yes. We will involve subject matter experts and industry partners at several stages. The issues identified through this webpage will inform future targeted consultations.

6. Who should participate in this consultation?

We want to hear from key partners and stakeholders, including, but not limited to:
•   airlines
•   air operators
•   aerodromes
•   manufacturers
•   provincial and municipal governments
•   aviation safety experts
•   aviation personnel
•   air navigation services
•   academia and subject matter experts
•   associations/groups/individuals that have a particular interest in the Canadian Aviation Regulations

7. How long will the regulatory review initiative last?

The Regulatory Review: Modernization of the Canadian Aviation Regulations initiative has a 5-year mandate with funding for a dedicated team from 2017-2022.

8. Are there other ways to share my views on the Regulatory Review: Modernization of the Canadian Aviation Regulations?

Yes, you can share your views anytime by sending an email to Transport Canada at TC.CARReview-ExamenduRAC.TC@tc.gc.ca.