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SOURCE Transport Canada
OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt today announced amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations which will set the groundwork for the introduction of the Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL), extend the validity period of medical certificates associated with certain pilot licences and modify the requirements regarding credits of co-pilot flight time.
Industry groups, including training organizations, pilot associations, unions and operator associations, have widely supported these regulatory amendments, which bring Canada in line with international standards.
The amendments were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I in February 2013, followed by a 30 day public consultation period. The final regulations were published in Canada Gazette II today and come into force 60 days from today.
"We regularly review and modernize our regulations to ensure that they meet today's aviation safety environment and conform to international standards and best practices. These changes are an important step forward for our pilots in Canada."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
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