The FAA today published a Notice of availability in the Federal Register requesting comments on its proposed policy for the certification of restricted category aircraft. The proposed policy will be in the form of an Order prescribing how to certify a restricted category aircraft and “will apply to Aircraft Certification Service personnel, Flight Standards Service personnel, persons designated by the Administrator, and organizations associated with the certification processes required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)“.
The proposed order prescribes how the FAA certifies restricted category aircraft under FAR 21.25 (type certificates) and FAR 21.185 (airworthiness certificates). It also explains the responsibilities and procedures for the certification of restricted category aircraft and supplements FAA Orders 8110.4B, Type Certification; 8120.2D, Production Approvals and Certificate Management Procedures; and 8130.2E, Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products.
Comments must be received on or before November 30, 2004 and should be submitted to: Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, Aircraft Engineering Division, AIR-100, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. You may deliver comments to: Federal Aviation Administration, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or electronically to: Graham Long, Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, at email@example.com.
A copy of the proposed order is available here.