Edition 3 An Introduction to Aircraft Certification and Operations
By Filippo De Florio

Publication Date: 27 Jul 2016

Airworthiness: An Introduction to Aircraft Certification and Operations, Third Edition, once again proves to be a valuable, user-friendly reference guide for certification engineers engaged in professional training and practical work in regulatory agencies and aircraft engineering companies. The discussions reflect the recent changes in the EASA-FAA regulations and also include the concepts of flight safety and airworthiness; the ICAO and civil aviation authorities; airworthiness requirements; type certifications and the type-certification process; production of products, parts, and appliances; certifications of airworthiness; and rules for spaceworthiness.

Since publication of the second edition, airworthiness regulation and certification around the world have gone through significant changes. For example, EASA structure has completely changed, FAA rules are no longer applicable, substantial changes have been made in the international airworthiness regulations and certification procedures, and unmanned aircraft have evolved technically and operationally. The changes in airworthiness regulations in the last five years have been striking, changing the way in which we look at airworthiness and certification processes around the world.

Key Features

  • Includes updates throughout to reflect changes to the airworthiness regulations of the two most influential ruling authorities—EASA and FAA
  • Includes an update on remotely piloted air systems as well as space vehicles
  • Provides guidelines to shape a comprehensive ‘certification map’ including comparisons, explanations, and backgrounds of institutions and processes
  • Features a new chapter "Certificates of Airworthiness and Permits to Fly" that provides an overall description of the requirements governing the certificates of airworthiness
About the author
By Filippo De Florio, Member of the OSTIV Sailplane Development Panel and Honorary Member of UVS International
Table of Contents

1. Flight Safety

1.1. Flight safety factors

1.1.1. The machine

2. Airworthiness

2.1 Definition of Airworthiness

2.2 Airworthiness in this book

3. The ICAO and the Civil Aviation Authorities

3.1 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

3.2 The Civil Aviation Authorities

3.3 The Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA)

3.4 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

3.5 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 3.6 "One world, one goal: aviation safety"

4. Airworthiness Requirements

4.1 Requirements, regulations, and standards

4.2 JARs, FARs and EASA Regulations

4.3 The FAA Regulations

4.4 EASA Regulations

4.5 General considerations on Airworthiness Regulations

5. Type Certification

5.0 The ICAO Type Certification

5.1 Type certification of aircraft, engines and propellers

5.2 Approval of parts and appliances

5.3 Type certification of imported products and articles

6. The Type Certification Process

6.1 The ICAO Procedures for Type Certification

6.2 The EASA Type-Certification Process

6.3 The FAA Type-Certification Process

7. Production of Products, Parts and Appliances

7.1 The EASA Production Organisation

7.2 The FAA Production Approval

8. Certificates of Airworthiness and Permits to Fly

8.1 EASA Certificates of Airworthiness and Restricted Certificate of Airworthiness

8.2 EASA Permit to Fly

8.3 FAA Airworthiness Certificates

9. Air operation regulations

9.0 ICAO operational standards

9.1 FAA operational standards

9.2 EASA operational standards

9.3 Additional airworthiness requirements for operations

10. Continuing airworthiness and air operator’s certification

10.0 General

10.1 FAA maintenance/continued airworthiness

10.2 EASA maintenance/continued airworthiness

10.3 Ageing aircraft

10.4 Air operators certification

10.5 Extended operations

10.6 Airworthiness Directives (ADs)

10.7 The master minimum equipment list (MMEL) / minimum equipment list (MEL)

10.8 Safety assessment of foreign aircraft

10.9 Safety Management System (SMS)

11. Airworthiness of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

11.1 General

11.2 Airworthiness standards

11.2.1 Basic criteria for airworthiness standards

11.3 The state-of-the-art

12. From Airworthiness to ‘Spaceworthiness’?

12.1 General

12.2 The new FAA rules

12.3 A look into the future

Book details
ISBN: 9780081008881
Page Count: 552
Retail Price : £79.99
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Aerospace engineers and designers, aircraft maintenance engineers, pilots, aircraft operators and owners. Students taking courses on aircraft performance and safety as part of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering programs