Recommendations on which progress is slow

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Mode Number Occurrence Date Recommendation Rating Status
Air A90-081 90-SP002 1990-11-13 The Department of Transport require verification of proficiency in basic instrument flying skills for commercially-employed helicopter pilots during annual pilot proficiency flight checks. Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A90-83 90-SP002 1990-11-13 The Department of Transport require all helicopters engaged in commercial passenger carrying operations be equipped with radar altimeters. Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A90-084 A86H0002 1990-12-17 The Department of Transport require all commercially-operated helicopters to be equipped with appropriate instrumentation for the conduct of basic instrument flying. Unsatisfactory Active
Air A91-020 A88H0011 1991-06-18 The Department of Transport evaluate its review process concerning letters-to-operators to ensure the continuing airworthiness and safe operation of Canadian-registered aircraft. Satisfactory in-Part Active
Air A91-021 A88H0011 1991-06-18 The Department of Transport clarify the operator compliance requirements with respect to letters-to-operators. Satisfactory in-Part Active
Air A91-022 A89W0232 1991-11-13 The Department of Transport change the VFR weather minima required for landing fixed-wing aircraft in uncontrolled airspace so that the VFR minima provide a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided by IFR circling minima. Unable to Assess Active
Air A93-015 A94Z0116 1994-02-10 The Department of Transport consider including mandatory dual flight instruction in glassy water, cross-wind and rough water conditions in the alternate seaplane endorsement flight training syllabi. Satisfactory In-Part Active
Air A93-016 A94Z0117 1994-02-10 The Department of Transport require an endorsement to the commercial and airline transport licences for seaplane instruction which would entitle the holder to provide alternate seaplane flight and ground school training to pilots. Satisfactory In-Part Active
Air A93-017 A94Z0118 1994-02-10 The Department of Transport implement a specific knowledge and skill test for the alternate seaplane endorsement; Satisfactory In-Part Active
Air A93-018 A94Z0118 1994-02-10 The Department of Transport require that all seaplane endorsements be recommended by a seaplane instructor who has been designated as seaplane flight examiner. Satisfactory In-Part Active
Air A94-004 A93H0023 1994-01-31 The Department of Transport streamline its processes to facilitate the timely Canadian implementation of updated flight recorder requirements. Unsatisfactory Active
Air A94-007 A94Z0132 1994-05-18 The Department of Transport require that all occupants of seaplanes wear a personal flotation device during the standing, taxiing, take-off, and approach and landing phases of flight. Unsatisfactory Active
Air A94-013 A92C0048 1994-06-16 The Department of Transport promulgate guidelines regarding the use of "NON-APPROVED" material contained in Aircraft Flight Manuals, including related operational information issued by aircraft manufacturers. Satisfactory In-Part Active
Air A96-04 A95H0008 1996-04-04 The Department of Transport expedite the development and implementation of safe separation procedures for the use of GPS in navigation. Satisfactory In-Part Active
Air A96-08 A95C0026 1996-05-21 The Department of Transport, using accepted risk management methodologies, create carrier-specific requirements for the carriage of first aid kits, survival equipment, and upgraded ELTs on all commercial aircraft. Unsatisfactory Active
Air A99-02 A98H0003 1999-03-09 As of 01 January 2005, all aircraft that require both an FDR and a CVR be required to be fitted with a CVR having a recording capacity of at least two hours.  Satisfactory intent Active
Air A99-03 A98H0003 1999-03-09 As of 01 January 2005, for all aircraft equipped with CVRs having a recording capacity of at least two hours, a dedicated independent power supply be required to be installed adjacent or integral to the CVR, to power the CVR and the cockpit area microphone for a period of 10 minutes whenever normal aircraft power sources to the CVR are interrupted. Satisfactory intent Active
Air A99-08 A98H0003 1999-08-11 On an urgent basis, regulatory authorities validate all thermal acoustical insulation materials in use, or intended for use, in applicable aircraft, against test criteria that are more rigorous than those in Appendix F of FAR 25.853, and similar regulations, and that are representative of actual in-service system performance. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A00-13 A99W0061 2000-08-28 The Department of Transport ensure that air operators store aircraft survival gear on aircraft in flame-resistant material and package emergency pyrotechnics and other highly flammable survival equipment at least to the standards required by International Air Transport Association IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A00-16 A98H0003 2000-12-04 Appropriate regulatory authorities, in conjunction with the aviation community, review the adequacy of in-flight firefighting as a whole, to ensure that aircraft crews are provided with a system whose elements are complementary and optimized to provide the maximum probability of detecting and suppressing any in-flight fire. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A00-17 A98H0003 2000-12-04 Appropriate regulatory authorities, together with the aviation community, review the methodology for establishing designated fire zones within the pressurized portion of the aircraft, with a view to providing improved detection and suppression capability.  Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A00-19 A98H0003 2000-12-04 Appropriate regulatory authorities ensure that emergency checklist procedures for the condition of odour/smoke of unknown origin be designed so as to be completed in a timeframe that will minimize the possibility of an in-flight fire being ignited or sustained. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A00-20 A98H0003 2000-12-04 Appropriate regulatory authorities review current in-flight firefighting standards including procedures, training, equipment, and accessibility to spaces such as attic areas to ensure that aircraft crews are prepared to respond immediately, effectively and in a coordinated manner to any in flight fire. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A01-03 A98H0003 2001-08-28 A certification test regime be mandated that evaluates aircraft electrical wire failure characteristics under realistic operating conditions and against specified performance criteria, with the goal of mitigating the risk of ignition. Unable to Assess Active
Air A01-04 A98H0003 2001-08-28 As a prerequisite to certification, all aircraft systems in the pressurized portion of an aircraft, including their sub-systems, components, and connections, be evaluated to ensure that those systems whose failure could exacerbate a fire in progress are designed to mitigate the risk of fire-induced failures. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A01-05 A99P0075 2001-10-18 The Bell 214B and Bell 205 flight manuals be modified to provide information regarding the inaccuracy of fuel quantity indications, thereby allowing pilots to make informed decisions in the event of a loss of fuel boost pump pressure. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A02-02 A99Q0151 2002-03-19 The Department of Transport take immediate action to implement regulations restricting pilots from conducting approaches where the ceiling does not provide an adequate safety margin for the approach or landing. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A03-01 A98H0003 2003-03-27 Regulatory authorities quantify and mitigate the risks associated with in service thermal acoustic insulation materials that have failed the Radiant Panel Test. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A03-02 A98H0003 2003-03-27 Regulatory authorities develop a test regime that will effectively prevent the certification of any thermal acoustic insulation materials that, based on realistic ignition scenarios, would sustain or propagate a fire. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A03-04 A98H0003 2003-03-27 Regulatory authorities require that every system installed through the STC process undergo a level of quantitative analysis to ensure that it is properly integrated with aircraft type-certified procedures, such as emergency load-shedding. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A03-07 A98H0003 2003-03-27 Regulatory authorities require, for all aircraft manufactured after 1 January 2007 which require an FDR, that in addition to the existing minimum mandatory parameter lists for FDRs, all optional flight data collected for non-mandatory programs such as FOQA/FDM, be recorded on the FDR. Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A03-08 A98H0003 2003-03-27 Regulatory authorities develop harmonized requirements to fit aircraft with image recording systems that would include imaging within the cockpit. Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A06-07 A04H0004 2006-06-29 The Department of Transport, in conjunction with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Federal Aviation Administration, the European Aviation Safety Agency, and other regulatory organizations, establish a requirement for transport category aircraft to be equipped with a take-off performance monitoring system that would provide flight crews with an accurate and timely indication of inadequate take-off performance. Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A06-08 SII A05-01 2006-08-29 Transport Canada, together with the Federal Aviation Administration and other foreign regulators, revise the cost-benefit analysis for Notice of Proposed Rule Making 85-7A using Canadian post-impact fire statistics and current value of statistical life rates, and with consideration to the newest advances in post-impact fire prevention technology. Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A06-09 SII-05-01 (A01W0276) 2006-08-29 To reduce the number of post-impact fires in impact-survivable accidents involving new production aeroplanes weighing less than 5700 kg, Transport Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other foreign regulators include in new aeroplane type design standards:
• methods to reduce the risk of hot items becoming ignition sources; technology designed to inert the battery and electrical systems at impact to eliminate high-temperature electrical arcing as a potential ignition source;
• requirements for protective or sacrificial insulating materials in locations that are vulnerable to friction heating and sparking during accidents to eliminate friction sparking as a potential ignition source;
• requirements for fuel system crashworthiness;
• requirements for fuel tanks to be located as far as possible from the occupied areas of the aircraft and for fuel lines to be routed outside the occupied areas of the aircraft to increase the distance between the occupants and the fuel; and
• improved standards for exits, restraint systems, and seats to enhance survivability and opportunities for occupant escape. 
Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A06-10 SII-05-01 (A01W0276) 2006-08-29 To reduce the number of post-impact fires in impact-survivable accidents involving existing production aircraft weighing less than 5700 kg, Transport Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other foreign regulators conduct risk assessments to determine the feasibility of retrofitting aircraft with the following:
• selected technology to eliminate hot items as a potential ignition source;
• technology designed to inert the battery and electrical systems at impact to eliminate high-temperature electrical arcing as a potential ignition source;
• protective or sacrificial insulating materials in locations that are vulnerable to friction heating and sparking during accidents to eliminate friction sparking as a potential ignition source; and
• selected fuel system crashworthiness components that retain fuel. 
Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A07-01 A05H0002 2007-12-12 The Department of Transport establish clear standards limiting approaches and landings in convective weather for all air transport operators at Canadian airports. Satisfactory in part Active
Air A07-02 A05H0002 2007-12-12 France's Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile and other civil aviation authorities establish clear standards limiting approaches and landings in convective weather. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A07-04 A05H0002 2007-12-06 France's Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile and other civil aviation authorities mandate training for air transport pilots to better enable them to make landing decisions in deteriorating weather. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A07-05 A05H0002 2007-12-12 The Department of Transport and other civil aviation authorities require crews to establish the margin of error between landing distance available and landing distance required before conducting an approach into deteriorating weather. Satisfactory intent Active
Air A07-06 A86H0002 2007-12-12 The Department of Transport require all Code 4 runways to have a 300 m runway end safety area RESA or a means of stopping aircraft that provides an equivalent level of safety. Satisfactory in part Active
Air A07-07 A05H0002 2007-12-12 The Department of Transport require that passenger safety briefings include clear direction to leave all carry-on baggage behind during an evacuation. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Air A08-01 A07C0151 2008-03-27 The Department of Transport ensure that passenger carrying commercial balloon operations provide a level of safety equivalent to that established for other aircraft of equal passenger carrying capacity. Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A08-02 A07C0151 2008-03-27 The Department of Transport ensure that balloons carrying fare-paying passengers have an emergency fuel shut-off. Unsatisfactory Dormant
Air A08-03 A06O0206 2008-05-20 The Department of Transport, in coordination with NAV CANADA, take steps to substantially reduce the risk of collision between visual flight rules aircraft operating in Class E airspace surrounding the Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Marine M92-07 M90N5017 1993-03-24 The Department of Transport expedite its revision of the Small Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations which will require the carriage of anti‑exposure worksuits or survival suits by fishermen. Satisfactory in-Part Active
Marine M94-06 M90L3034 1994-05-16 The Department of Transport require the installation of water level detectors in all compartments below the waterline on large fishing vessels. Unsatisfactory Active
Marine M94-33 M90L3033 1994-12-16 The Department of Transport establish guidelines for stability booklets so that the information they contain is presented in a simple, clear and practicable format for end-users. Satisfactory in-Part Active
Marine M94-34 M91L3012 1994-12-28 The Department of Transport require that the pilotage authorities publish official passage plans for compulsory pilotage waters and make them available to masters to facilitate monitoring of the pilot's actions by the vessel's bridge team. Satisfactory in-Part Active
Marine M95-09 SM9501 1995-10-11 The Department of Transport require that the initial training syllabus for all ship officers be modified to include demonstration of skills in Bridge Resource Management. Satisfactory Intent Active
Marine M95-10 SM9501 1995-10-11 The Department of Transport require that all ship officers demonstrate skills in Bridge Resource Management before being issued Continued Proficiency Certificates. Satisfactory in part Active
Marine M99-02 M96M0144 1999-09-01 The provinces review their workplace legislation with a view to presenting it in a manner that will be readily understood by those to whom it applies, to help ensure that the enforcement mechanism and the regulatory regime complement each other. Satisfactory in part Active
Marine M00-09 M98L0149 2001-03-13 The Department of Transport require small fishing vessels engaged in coastal voyages to carry an emergency position indicating radio beacon or other appropriate equipment that floats free, automatically activates, alerts the search and rescue system, and provides position updates and homing‑in capabilities. Satisfactory intent Active
Marine M03-07 M02W0147 2003-11-20 The Department of Transport, in collaboration with the fishing community, reduce unsafe practices by means of a code of best practices for small fishing vessels, including loading and stability, and that its adoption be encouraged through effective education and awareness programs. Satisfactory in part Active
Marine M04-01 M02C0030 2004-06-03 The Department of Transport take steps to ensure that small passenger vessel enterprises have a safety management system. Satisfactory in part Active
Marine M05-03 M03M0077 2005-09-13 The Department of Transport develop and implement performance-based standards to ensure that all liferafts deployed on Canadian vessels are capable of operating in severe marine conditions and, further, encourage the International Maritime Organization to adopt a parallel approach internationally.  Satisfactory intent Active
Marine M05-06 M03W0073 2006-02-09 The Department of Transport require Canadian passenger vessels over 500 gross tonnage to meet a standard of structural fire protection that ensures a level of safety equivalent to SOLAS-compliant vessels. Satisfactory in-Part Active
Rail R95-02 R93C0103 1995-07-25 The Deparment of Transport review the application of CROR Rule 105 with a view to ensuring that an appropriate safety factor is maintained with opposing movements. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Rail R00-04 R98V0148 2001-02-01 The Department of Transport and the railway industry implement additional backup safety defences to help ensure that signal indications are consistently recognized and followed. Satisfactory In-Part Active
Rail R01-02 R99H0007 2001-04-01 The Department of Transport, the Railway Association of Canada and provincial authorities responsible for train operation review the system design specifications for computer-assisted and non-computer-assisted Occupancy Control System in Canada to ensure all components of these systems are designed with sufficient regard to human error. Satisfactory in part Dormant
Rail R03-02 R99T0017 2003-07-25 The Department of Transport, in conjunction with the railway industry, establish comprehensive national standards for locomotive data recorders that include a requirement for an on-board cab voice recording interfaced with on-board communications systems. Satisfactory intent Active
Rail R07-04 R04Q0040 2007-09-27 The Department of Transport extend the safety provisions of the construction standards applicable to 286 000-pound cars to all new non-pressurized tank cars carrying dangerous goods. Satisfactory intent Active
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