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Manufacturer's Production Marks: Help

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: What is the Manufacturer Production Marks system?

The Manufacturer Production Marks (MPM) system is part of Transport Canada’s Civil Aircraft Registration and Leasing system. It allows manufacturers who have an authorization permitting the operation of an aircraft that is not registered to
  • Enter new aircraft;
  • Notify Transport Canada that marks have been affixed to an aircraft;
  • Notify Transport Canada that marks have been removed from an aircraft; and
  • Request that Transport Canada notify a foreign civil aviation authority that an aircraft has never been registered in Canada. (exported).

Question 2: Who uses the Manufacturer Production Marks system?

Any aircraft manufacturer with an authorization permitting the operation of an aircraft that is not registered and has a valid MPM User Name and Password may use this system.

Question 3: Whom do I contact about the Manufacturer Production Marks system?

To obtain access to the MPM system or for technical support, contact aircraftreghq@tc.gc.ca.

Question 4: What should my browser setting be for the best performance?

The MPM system will perform well on any of the popular browsers. For best performance, make sure the cookies are on (enabled) and JavaScript is on (enabled).

Question 5: How do I obtain a user name and password?

You can e-mail aircraftreghq@tc.gc.ca. The information required will be your name, position, the models of aircraft for which you are responsible and the registration marks that have been assigned for your use on your aircraft.

Question 6: How do I change my password?

From the logon screen, enter your User Name and Password and check the Change Password checkbox. Then click the Login button. Once validated, you will be presented with the Change Password screen. Enter your current password in the Current Password box and your new password in each New Password box and click Change Password. Your new password must be from 8 to 15 characters, must contain a number (0 - 9), an uppercase letter (A - Z) and a lowercase letter (a - z), and must not start with User ID or User ID reversed.

Question 7: What manufacturers, makes (common names) and models can I work with?

Once you have successfully logged into the system, the makes, models and manufacturers you are responsible for will appear at the top of the screen. If this list is incomplete or in error, please contact contact aircraftreghq@tc.gc.ca.

Question 8: What do I see on the Manufacturer’s Production Marks List Screen?

This screen displays all the marks that have been reserved for your use, aircraft that you have entered in the system and the status of those marks and aircraft. The list is sorted by mark, make, model and serial number. Aircraft without marks will appear after the list of marks.

From this screen, you may
  • logout;
  • view your active list of marks and aircraft;
  • add new aircraft;
  • view aircraft 24-bit address;
  • notify Transport Canada that a mark has been affixed to one of your aircraft;
  • notify Transport Canada that a mark has been removed (un-affix) from one of your aircraft;
  • request that an aircraft be exported.
  • Scroll though your list of marks and aircraft.

Question 9: How do I scroll through my list of marks and aircraft?

If there is more than one screen of Marks, paging buttons will appear at the top and bottom of the screen. You may go to page 1, the previous page, the next page or the last page by clicking on the corresponding item at the top and bottom of the screen.

Go to Page button

Using this example, we are on page 3 of 7

To go to Page 1: Enter 1 in the text box and click on Go button
To go to Page 2: Click on « button
To go to Page 4: Click on » button
To go to Page 6: Enter 6 in the text box and click on Go button

Question 10: How do I add a new aircraft?

There are two methods to add a new aircraft:

First Method

  1. From the Manufacturer’s Production Marks List screen, click on Add a new aircraft in the left side menu. A new screen will appear requesting you to enter the Common Name and Model Name of the new aircraft. Choose these items from the list of items displayed (Note: only the common names and model names that you are allowed to use will appear in the lists).
  2. Enter the Basis of Eligibility for Registration (Choose it from the list) and the serial number of the new aircraft.
  3. You may also choose to enter the mark at this time that is affixed to the aircraft from one of your available marks.
  4. Click the Add Aircraft button. The aircraft will be added and you will be directed to the message screen, “The aircraft has been saved successfully.” If any errors are detected, they will appear on the screen and the aircraft will not be added.

Second Method

When entering a mark (mark affixed) (see question 11, First Method, below, for help with entering a mark), you may choose to add a new aircraft and automatically enter the mark. You do this from the Notification that a mark has been affixed to an aircraft screen by entering a serial number in the serial number (new) field.

Question 11: How do I enter (affix) a mark that has been affixed to a new or existing aircraft?

There are two methods to enter a mark that has been affixed an aircraft:

First Method

  1. From the Manufacturer’s Production Marks List screen, click the Affix Icon. Affix Icon image
  2. A new screen will appear requesting you to enter the Common Name and Model Name of the aircraft that you wish to affix a mark to. This could be a new or existing aircraft. Choose these items from the list of items displayed (Note: only the common names and model names that you are allowed to use will appear in the lists).
  3. Enter the date the mark was affixed to the aircraft.
  4. Enter the Basis of Eligibility for Registration (Choose it from the list)
  5. Choose a serial number from the list OR enter a new serial number.
  6. Click the Affix Mark button. The mark will be “affixed” to the aircraft and you will be directed to the message screen, “The mark has been affixed to the aircraft successfully.” If any errors are detected, they will appear on the screen and the mark will not be “affixed”.

Second Method

When adding an aircraft, you may immediately enter a mark. This is explained in Question 10, First Method.

Question 12: How do I view the aircraft 24-bit address?

On the Manufacturer’s Production Marks List, for each mark, you will see the View button. You may click this icon to view the Aircraft 24-bit address in binary, octal or hexadecimal format.

Question 13: How do I notify Transport Canada that a mark has been removed (un-affixed) from an aircraft?

  1. If the aircraft is not being exported at this time, from the Manufacturer’s Production Marks List screen, click the Un-affix Icon, Un-affix Icon
  2. The confirmation screen will appear requesting you to confirm that you wish to un-affix the mark from this aircraft. Click the Confirm button to Continue.
  3. The Un-affix the mark screen will appear displaying the aircraft. You may enter the date that the mark is removed from the aircraft (the default is today’s date).
  4. Click the Confirm button. The mark will be removed from the aircraft and you will be directed to the message screen, “The mark has been un-affixed from the aircraft successfully.” If any errors are detected, they will appear on the screen and the mark will not be removed from the aircraft.

Question 14: How do I export an aircraft?

  1. From the Manufacturer’s Production Marks List screen, click the Export Icon. Export Icon
  2. A new screen will appear displaying detailed information about the aircraft, with instructions on how to proceed with the export.
  3. Enter the date the marks were removed from the aircraft.
  4. If the aircraft is being sold, enter the purchaser name and address in the space beside Aircraft Sold to. Confirm the date of sale is correct (the default is today's date).
  5. If the aircraft is being leased, enter the lessee name and address in the space beside Aircraft Leased to. Confirm the start and end date of the lease are correct (the default is today's date).
  6. Select the country to which the notification of non-registration is requested from the drop-down list.
  7. Confirm the export notification date is correct (the default is today's date).
  8. The info copy information will have your name, fax, and e-mail as default. This means that you will receive an e-mail with a copy of the non-registration notification sent by Transport Canada Aircraft Registration. There is additional room for two more info copies. If you wish, provide two additional names, fax numbers or e-mail addresses (two more info copies), do so in the space provided; Transport Canada Aircraft Registration will notify these people. Review the information. When you are satisfied with its accuracy, click the Go to Step 2 of 2 Button. Any error will be reported to you at this time.
  9. Step 2 of 2 is a confirmation screen. There is nothing to enter on this screen. Simply review the information. If it is correct, click the Confirm Export button and you will be directed to the message screen, “The request to export the aircraft is sent successfully.” If any errors are detected, they will appear on the screen and the mark will not be removed from the aircraft.

    Transport Canada Aircraft Registration will be notified of your export request by email and through the CCARCS (Aircraft Registration) system.

    Your request will be processed as quickly as possible and you will be notified either by email, fax or both when the export has been completed.

Question 15: How do I request an export if the MPM system is down?

If the MPM system is down, your request can be faxed to (613) 990-1007 or e-mailed to aircraftreghq@tc.gc.ca.

The request must include the following:

  • Description of aircraft
  • Registration marks
  • Confirmation that the marks have been removed from the aircraft
  • Name and address of buyer/lessor
  • If aircraft is Aircraft 24-bit address equipped, confirmation that address has been reset.
  • Country to notify of non-registration
  • Statement that the transfer or ownership documents will be forwarded to Aircraft Registration and Leasing Headquarters
Date Modified:
2012-03-21

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