FAA - FO 8130.35B
Amateur-Built Aircraft National Kit Evaluation Team
|Publication Date:||19 June 2013|
Purpose of This Order.
This order defines the policy and procedures of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Amateur-Built Aircraft National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET). This order describes the use of the NKET when evaluating an amateur-built aircraft kit at the kit manufacturer's facility or place of distribution for the following purposes:
a. The evaluation of newly developed kits.
b. The reevaluation of previously evaluated kits with design changes (derivative kits) that may affect the fabrication andfor assembly percentage totals of the amateur builder.
c. The reevaluation of previously evaluated kits that the FAA determined(s) may not meet the major portion requirement of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts, 2 1.19 1 (g).
Note 1: The use of the word "should" throughout this order refers to a recommended practice. The associated activity is not a requirement; therefore, a record of completion is not required.
Note 2: The use of the word "manufacturer"
throughout this order refers to an amateur-built aircraft kit