Subpart B - Type Acceptance Certificates

21.11 Purpose

This Subpart details requirements governing the issue of a Type Acceptance Certificate for complete aircraft. The Certificate granted by the Governor confirms specific type design acceptance to the type certificate holder and is a prerequisite for the issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness for an aircraft registered in the Territory.

21.13 Applicability

Unless otherwise stated the airworthiness standards prescribed in this Subpart apply to all aircraft with Certificates of Airworthiness issued by the Governor.

21.15 Application for a Certificate

An applicant for the grant of a Type Acceptance Certificate for an aircraft type shall apply to the Governor in writing, providing the following information:

(a) the name and address of the applicant; and

(b) full details of the aircraft and Type Certificate for which acceptance is required; and

(c) any other information required by this Subpart.

21.17 Issue of Certificates

(a) A Type Acceptance Certificate for an aircraft type may be issued if:

(1) the applicant demonstrates compliance with the applicable certification requirements in paragraph 21.23 and paragraph 21.25 in a manner acceptable to the Governor; and

(2) the granting of the certificate is not contrary to the interests of aviation safety.

(b) A Type Acceptance Certificate may be granted to an aircraft type, model or series or to a limited range of serial numbers of an aircraft.

21.19 Airworthiness conditions

(a) It is a condition of Type Acceptance that the additional continued airworthiness instructions issued by the State of Type Certification to improve the airworthiness of the aircraft shall be complied with.

(b) Additional special conditions for the aircraft may be prescribed to establish a level of safety equivalent to the airworthiness design standards specified in paragraph 21.25 if the Governor determines that standards do not contain adequate or appropriate safety levels because:

(1) the aircraft has novel or unusual design features relative to the design practices on which the applicable airworthiness design standards are based; or

(2) the intended use of the aircraft is unconventional.

21.21 Duration of Certificate

A Type Acceptance Certificate shall remain in force until it is suspended or revoked provided that:

(a) the foreign Type Design Type Certificate identified in compliance with paragraph 21.25(a) and referenced on the Type Acceptance Certificate remains valid; and

(b) the Type Certificate holder continues to supply information to the Governor to support continued airworthiness of the aircraft covered by the Type Acceptance Certificate.

21.23 Type acceptance airworthiness requirements

An applicant for the grant of a Type Acceptance Certificate for an aircraft type shall provide the Governor with evidence that:

(a) the aircraft type meets the applicable airworthiness design standards effective at the date assigned in the foreign Type Certificate, or equivalent document, unless another date is specified by the Governor; and

(b) the aircraft type meets any special conditions imposed under the foreign Type Certification or prescribed by the Governor under paragraph 21.19(b); or

(c) any airworthiness requirements not complied with under paragraph (a) or (b) are compensated for by factors providing an equivalent level of safety; and

(d) no feature or characteristic of the aircraft type makes it unsafe for its intended use.

21.25 Type acceptance data requirements

(a) An applicant for the grant of a Type Acceptance Certificate for an aircraft type shall provide the Governor with evidence that:

(1) the Type Design has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States, Transport Canada, or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) by the issue of a Type Certificate; or

(2) the Type Design has been approved by the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) of Brazil by the issue of a Type Certificate and the aircraft type has previously had a Type Certificate issued or validated by an NAA listed in paragraph 21.25(a)(1); and

(3) the Type Certificate is currently considered valid by the issuing State's airworthiness authority; and

(4) the aircraft complies with OTAR Part 36.

(b) The applicant shall make available to the Governor on request:

(1) the maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness for the aircraft; and

(2) all service information and its amendments issued by the Type Certificate holder of the aircraft, aircraft engine and propeller; and

(3) the aircraft flight manual, MMEL, CDL and any applicable weight balance manual; and

(4) any other applicable operational certification data.


Change Information

  1. First Issue - published for information June 2004
  2. Second issue - published for information April 2005
  3. Third issue – released for gazetting July 2005
  4. Fourth issue – April 2011
  5. Fifth issue – October 2013
  6. Sixth issue – January 2015
  7. Seventh issue - August 2017
  8. Eighth issue - January 2019

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