ARSA RSS Feed ARSA LinkedIn
Contact Us Online Portal

FAA Aims to Streamline Certification Processes

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced new policy intended to streamline the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) process. The new procedures prioritize U.S. aircraft projects and aim to afford increased predictability and improved response time. Under the now-obsolete project sequencing process, which began in 2005, the agency failed to provide certificate applicants with information concerning project timelines.

This new AIR Project Prioritization Process comes in response to recommendations from the Aircraft Certification Process Review and Reform Aviation rulemaking committee. While the certification process still incorporates existing criteria such as the project’s safety benefit, complexity, and company experience to prioritize agency resources, AIR personnel must now communicate with applicants throughout the process. The policy includes strict maximum response times based on a project’s priority.

The agency hopes that these changes enable the industry to retain global competitiveness and improve product to market times. As the FAA implements this new policy, let ARSA know how it affects your business.



More from ARSA

ARSA Closed for Thanksgiving

ARSA’s office is closed – team members are mostly away from their computers – on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 observance of Thanksgiving in the United States. During…Read More

Starting Young

The challenge of turning youthful energy into aviation career ambition demands early and constant contact with students. The best age to introduce a child to aviation and aerospace is “as…Read More

FAA to Present US-UK Implementation Procedures on Dec. 2

On Dec. 2, the FAA will present updates regarding maintenance and airworthiness agreements between the United States and the United Kingdom that will become effective on Jan. 1, 2021. The…Read More

Looking Back to Move Forward on Workforce Policy

On Nov. 10, ARSA Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto participated in Global ATS-V. The international event was the online replacement for multiple aviation training trade shows overseen annually by…Read More

Anti-Viral Measures

For the use of its members and the larger aviation community, ARSA is maintaining this page as a resource for virus-related updates on policy initiatives and business needs. Please bookmark…Read More
ARSA