Following the recent flurry of proposed revisions to orders affecting parts and systems manufacturing, on August 25, 2004 the FAA published a Notice of availability and request for public comment in the Federal Register proposing revisions to FAA Order 8110.4C, Type Certification. A copy of the proposed revised order is available from the FAA online here
The revised order contains the responsibilities and procedures the FAA must follow to certify civil aircraft, aircraft engines, and propellers, as required by specific parts of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). It also incorporates information, in some cases in its entirety, from FAA Order 8110.44, Conformity Inspection Notification Process; FAA Order 8100.5, Aircraft Certification Directorate Procedures; FAA Order 8110.48, How to Establish the Certification Basis for Changed Aeronautical Products and incorporates a revised type certification process model that is supposedly a more accurately depiction of the complexities of the process.
Comments may be sent via U.S. Mail to: Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, Aircraft Engineering Division, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. ATTN: Madeleine Miguel, AIR-110; via personal delivery to: Federal Aviation Administration, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20591, or via e-mail to: 9-AWA-81104-Comments@faa.gov with “Draft Order 8110.4C, Type Certification” in the subject line. Comments are due no later than September 20, 2004.
If you have questions or need further information, you can contact Madeleine Miguell, Aerospace Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, Aircraft Engineering Division, Certification Procedures Branch, AIR-110, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. Telephone (202) 267-3777, Fax (202) 267-5340, or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.