What are the different types of production approvals?
There are three different types of production approvals:  

Who may apply for a production certificate?
Any person may apply for a production certificate if that person holds, for the product concerned:

  • A current type certificate.
  • Rights to the benefits of that type certificate under a licensing agreement; or
  • A supplemental type certificate

Are FAA production certificates transferable?
No. The holder of an FAA production certificate may not transfer the production certificate.

What is the duration of a production certificate?
The duration of a production certificate is until surrendered, suspended, revoked, or a termination date is otherwise established by the FAA.

Production approval regulations & policies