FAA - FO 8110.52B
Type Validation And Post-Type Validation Procedures
|Publication Date:||29 September 2017|
This order defines the policy and procedures to issue a validated type certificate (TC) for a product (aircraft, aircraft engine, or propeller) or a validated supplemental type certificate (STC) for a change to a product, as well as approve any follow-on changes to these certificates, when the United States is not the State of Design (SoD). For the purposes of this directive guidance, these certificates will be referred to as "validated" so as to clearly differentiate them from their domestic counterparts. This order also defines how the FAA supports validation by foreign authorities of exported U.S. products and the continued airworthiness of imported and exported products. Lastly, this order defines the required expectations, roles and responsibilities of the FAA when working with a foreign civil aviation authority (FCAA) and the applicant during validation activities. Within the context of this order, all such activities are referred to generally as foreign validation (FV) projects unless otherwise clarified.