(1) Each person manufacturing aircraft under a type certificate only must establish an approved production flight test procedure and flight check-off form, and in accordance with that form, flight test each aircraft produced.
Penalty: 25 penalty units.
(1A) An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .
(2) Each production flight test procedure must include the following:
(a) an operational check of the trim, controllability, or other flight characteristics to establish that the production aircraft has the same range and degree of control as the prototype aircraft;
(b) an operational check of each part or system operated by the crew while in flight to establish that, during flight, instrument readings are within normal range;
(c) a determination that all instruments are properly marked, and that all placards and required flight manuals are installed after flight test;
(d) a check of the operational characteristics of the aircraft on the ground;
(e) a check on any other items peculiar to the aircraft being tested that can best be done during the ground or flight operation of the aircraft.
Source FARs section 21.127 modified.