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Modernizing fees for Aeronautical Product Approvals

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CLOSED: This consultation mechanism is closed; However if you have comments on the Aeronautical Product Approvals Fee Modernization Proposal, please send them to CARRAC@tc.gc.ca.

Canada’s transportation sector relies on, and benefits from, services provided by Transport Canada. We are proposing changes to fees for aeronautical product design approvals, and we want your feedback.

We ensure aeronautical products approved for use in Canada conform to national design standards. In Canada, more than 1,500 new and modified aeronautical product designs are approved each year.

Section 4.4 of the Aeronautics Act allows us to charge fees for these approvals. You can find a list of the current fees in section 104, Schedule V of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 104).

We are proposing changes to CAR 104, Schedule V. They include:

  • changing fees to better reflect the cost of providing services to approve aeronautical product designs. These range from designs for aircrafts or engines to the installation of Wi-Fi antennas;
  • removing the hard caps on hourly fees;
  • converting fixed fees to hybrid fees; and
  • introducing a range of new fees related to product certification, as described in the Fee Modernization Proposal.

We want to hear from you:

  1. Read the Aeronautical Product Approvals Fee Modernization Proposal in the right hand menu to learn more about our proposed changes to CARs 104, Schedule V.
  2. Provide your comments via the "Submission" tab below.

To participate:

Select “Register” at the top of the page, and join our discussion forum via the “Have Your Say” tab. The forum will be open until October 19, 2018.

Once you’ve read the Aeronautical Product Approvals Fee Modernization Proposal, we want to hear from you.

In addition to providing your comments in the "Have Your Say" tab, you can also upload Word or PDF document(s) with your feedback in the "Submissions" tab.

Canada’s transportation sector relies on, and benefits from, services provided by Transport Canada. We are proposing changes to fees for aeronautical product design approvals, and we want your feedback.

We ensure aeronautical products approved for use in Canada conform to national design standards. In Canada, more than 1,500 new and modified aeronautical product designs are approved each year.

Section 4.4 of the Aeronautics Act allows us to charge fees for these approvals. You can find a list of the current fees in section 104, Schedule V of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 104).

We are proposing changes to CAR 104, Schedule V. They include:

  • changing fees to better reflect the cost of providing services to approve aeronautical product designs. These range from designs for aircrafts or engines to the installation of Wi-Fi antennas;
  • removing the hard caps on hourly fees;
  • converting fixed fees to hybrid fees; and
  • introducing a range of new fees related to product certification, as described in the Fee Modernization Proposal.

We want to hear from you:

  1. Read the Aeronautical Product Approvals Fee Modernization Proposal in the right hand menu to learn more about our proposed changes to CARs 104, Schedule V.
  2. Provide your comments via the "Submission" tab below.

To participate:

Select “Register” at the top of the page, and join our discussion forum via the “Have Your Say” tab. The forum will be open until October 19, 2018.

Once you’ve read the Aeronautical Product Approvals Fee Modernization Proposal, we want to hear from you.

In addition to providing your comments in the "Have Your Say" tab, you can also upload Word or PDF document(s) with your feedback in the "Submissions" tab.

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  • Are the proposed revisions to Schedule V fees reasonable? Why or why not?

    almost 2 years ago
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  • How would the introduction of hybrid fees affect you?

    almost 2 years ago
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    We’re proposing to convert all fixed fees to new, hybrid fees. Hybrid fees would begin as fixed fees, until a pre-established level of effort threshold (calculated in hours) is reached, after which the service would be billed at an hourly rate.

    We’re proposing to convert all fixed fees to new, hybrid fees. Hybrid fees would begin as fixed fees, until a pre-established level of effort threshold (calculated in hours) is reached, after which the service would be billed at an hourly rate.

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  • What level of effort threshold (above which we would charge an hourly rate) do you think is appropriate?

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    Consider how many specialist hours Transport Canada should spend on a project before we charge on an hourly basis. Also think about whether the level of effort threshold should be different depending on the service.

    Consider how many specialist hours Transport Canada should spend on a project before we charge on an hourly basis. Also think about whether the level of effort threshold should be different depending on the service.

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  • What challenges or opportunities may come up if we introduce these new fees?

    almost 2 years ago
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    We’re proposing fees for activities such as post-certification design changes that affect design approval documents. The proposed fees would be hybrid fees. 

    We’re proposing fees for activities such as post-certification design changes that affect design approval documents. The proposed fees would be hybrid fees. 

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  • Do you have any other comments on the Aeronautical Product Approvals Fee Modernization Proposal?

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