Aircraft Certification: Limited Progress on Developing International Design Standards

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DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 1993 - 80 pages
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Page 9 - JAA had 19 member countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the former Yugoslavia.
Page 74 - Authority finds that such aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, or appliance is of proper design, material, specification, construction, and performance for safe operation, and meets the minimum standards, rules, and regulations prescribed by the Authority, it shall issue a type certificate therefor.
Page 68 - ... determined under 23.25 that can result in a center of gravity beyond— (1) The extremes selected by the applicant; (2) The extremes within which the structure is proven; or (3) The extremes within which compliance with each functional requirement is shown. APPENDIX A— SIMPLIFIED DESIGN LOAD CRITERIA FOR CONVENTIONAL, SINGLE-ENGINE AIRPLANES OF 6,000 POUNDS OR LESS MAXIMUM WEIGHT A23.1 General (a) The design load criteria in this appendix are an approved equivalent of those in 23.321...
Page 12 - The Chairman, Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, asked...
Page 13 - Competing Economies: America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim, Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States.
Page 21 - International standards, interpretations, and procedures governing the design and manufacture of transport airplanes would benefit manufacturers, authorities, and the flying public. The current certification system is not efficient because differences in FAA'S and JAA'S interpretations of regulations and duplication of each other's activities...
Page 22 - FAA'S and JAA'S interpretations of regulations and duplication of each other's activities GAO/BCED-92-179 Aircraft Certification wm * ^^ II i Uniform International Aircraft Certification Standards and Practices Needed have resulted in significant costs to aircraft manufacturers and the inefficient use of regulatory resources. Common international standards and practices would save manufacturers millions of dollars and could increase safety through a more effective and efficient use of authorities
Page 52 - AFMs, etc., whenever an aircraft is sold or leased to another country. Perhaps the time has come for us to discuss this common goal and begin planning to eventually achieve it. The benefits of such an achievement would be realized by all parties in the aviation community, particularly the travelling public, because more time would be available to address true safety problems and their causes.
Page 52 - I think we all agree that our ultimate goal is to have the same high standards of safety worldwide. A great deal of time and money would be saved if we could eliminate the waste of certificating airplanes several times for different authorities with different rules, and cut the...
Page 60 - Kingdom are made by organizations approved to act on its behalf. Similarly, the French aviation authority contracts out all of its manufacturing quality control responsibilities and much of its engineering resources . The report could provide expanded information regarding the European system's operation and its similarities to the FAA's designee system.

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