A new FAA order provides guidance for Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) personnel to accomplish certain agency responsibilities. These include the evaluation and approval of production activities of manufacturers and their suppliers producing products or articles in accordance with Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR).
The guidance in this order relates to the following three types of production approvals issued by the Federal Aviation Administration:
1. Production Certificate.
2. Parts Manufacturer Approval.
3. Technical Standard Order authorization.
This order details procedures for the evaluation and issuance of a production approval.