Initial inquiries about the certification process or requests for an application may come from individuals or organizations. These inquiries may be in writing or in meetings with personnel from the Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).
Upon initial contact, FSDO personnel should direct you to the Flight Standards Service website at http://www.faa.gov for applicable regulations, Advisory Circulars (AC), FAA orders, notices, bulletins; and other pertinent information. In addition, the Airline Certification website provides examples of letters, application forms, and other types of information you will need to complete the certification process. See examples.
FSDO personnel will instruct you on how to complete the PASI (PDF) and submit the completed PASI to the FSDO. After receiving the completed PASI, the FSDO will do the following:
During pre-application, you will identify logistical requirements, design your safety critical processes, develop your system documentation, and apply for DOT economic authority. Items you complete in the Pre-Application process become attachments to the Formal Application Package.
Planning and executing a complete pre-application package:
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