Standard: FAA - 14 CFR PART 21

CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR PRODUCTS AND PARTS

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Scope:

Applicability and definitions.

(a) This part prescribes—

(1) Procedural requirements for issuing and changing—

(i) Design approvals;

(ii) Production approvals;

(iii) Airworthiness certificates; and

(iv) Airworthiness approvals;

(2) Rules governing applicants for, and holders of, any approval or certificate specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section; and

(3) Procedural requirements for the approval of articles.

(b) For the purposes of this part—

(1) Airworthiness approval means a document issued by the FAA for an aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, or article which certifies that the aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, or article conforms to its approved design and is in a condition for safe operation;

(2) Article means a material, part, component, process, or appliance;

(3) Commercial part means an article that is listed on an FAA-approved Commercial Parts List included in a design approval holder’s Instructions for Continued Airworthiness required by § 21.50;

(4) Design approval means a type certificate (including amended and supplemental type certificates) or the approved design under a PMA, TSO authorization, letter of TSO design approval, or other approved design;

(5) Product means an aircraft, aircraft engine, or propeller;

(6) Production approval means a document issued by the FAA to a person that allows the production of a product or article in accordance with its approved design and approved quality system, and can take the form of a production certificate, a PMA, or a TSO authorization;

(7) State of Design means the country or jurisdiction having regulatory authority over the organization responsible for the design and continued airworthiness of a civil aeronautical product or article;

(8) State of Manufacture means the country or jurisdiction having regulatory authority over the organization responsible for the production and airworthiness of a civil aeronautical product or article.

Organization: Federal Aviation Administration
Document Number: 14 cfr part 21
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Page Count: 46
Change Type: COMPLETE REVISION
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
14 CFR PART 21 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2015-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 21 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2014-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 21 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2013-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 21 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2012-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 21 Change Type: Update Date: 2011-01-01 Status: INAC

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