The FAA today published a Notice of availability; request for comments AC 23-25 on Standard Airworthiness Compliance Checklists for Part 23 Projects. The AC provides a standard compliance checklist for Part 23 Type Certificate, Amended Type Certificate, and Supplemental Type Certificate projects and includes the typical methods of compliance with the regulations. The checklists created using the information in this AC are intended to complement the Guides for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes (ACs 23-8B, 23-16A, 23-17B, and 23-19) and other more project specific guidance currently available for Part 23 certification.
As always, “[t]his AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with 14 CFR part 23. The material in this AC is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation.” Comments are due no later than August 22, 2005. Although not currently available for download, the AC should be available in the near future here. For more information, you can contact Mark S. Orr, Federal Aviation Administration, Small Airplane Directorate, Regulations & Policy, ACE-114, 901 Locust Street, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4151; fax: 816-329-4090; e-mail: email@example.com.