As some of you are aware DARF Function Code 20, which authorized DARFs to issue certain export airworthiness approvals, used to read as follows from the C revision to Order 8100.8; Issue original/recurrent export airworthiness approval under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 21, subpart L, for articles manufactured in accordance with 14 CFR part 21. Individual DARs must be employed by an applicant who is the PAH of the articles being...Read More
I posed the following question to FAA AIR-230, the folks responsible for FAA Order 8130.21G, which contains instructions for completion of FAA Form 8130-3, Authorized Release Certificate. In regard to the use of FAA Form 8130-3 for export in accordance with Chapter 4 of Order 8130.21G. The term “country or jurisdiction” is used and as you know we are constantly requested to export articles to various European Union member...Read More
Legal Opinion on Whether Any Regulation Proscribes an Approval for Return to Service of a U.S.-Registered Aircraft Following an Inspection Required by 14 C.F.R. part 91, 125, or 135 if the Aircraft Registration Certificate is Not Current?
Check out the attached for an interesting read. (Legal Opinion – Aircraft Reg) I am sure some of you are thinking what I am thinking and please chime in. With regard to the export of a new or used aircraft manufactured under part 21 Subpart F or G, the rule (21.329) indicates that the aircraft must “meet” the airworthiness requirements under subpart H for either a standard or special airworthiness certificate. The...Read More
A member (thanks Kenny B) brought this subject to our attention and it is worth commenting on. It revolves around the issuance of a Standard Airworthiness Certificate, FAA Form 8100-1, for the older CAR certificated aircraft. As many of you know there has been confusion as to what to record in Block 4 which requires a Category. If the TCDS indicates in the specific model listing “Normal Category” such as the following...Read More
Clarification in Regard to Foreign Manufactured Parts and theirAcceptability for Installation on U.S. Registered Aircraft
The following question was presented to Les Sargent, FAA AFS-640 Course Manager and was answered in kind. Question: ”I am looking for guidance. I don’t know whether to be embarrassed to ask this question or continue to pretend I understand? I am looking for words, or documents, orders, etc., that say its OK to install EASA Form 1 or TCCA Form One tagged parts on U.S. registered airplanes.” “I did find AC...Read More