Document Title: 8110.56B, Restricted Category Type Certification
Summary: This revision updates FAA's policy on the type certification of both civil-derived and military-derived restricted category aircraft. This revision includes a restructuring and re-arrangement of Chapters 2, 3 and 4, as well as clarifications of existing policy. In addition, this revision includes several areas of new policy, primarily aimed at military surplus aircraft. See Paragraph 1-6 for a more-detailed explanation of changes.
Documents for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Reference: 14 CFR 21.25
Comments Due: July 6, 2016
How to Comment: Email comments to:
graham.long@faa.gov

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Federal Aviation Administration
Design Certification Section - AIR-111, 5th Floor
950 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024

Fax comments to:
202-267-1813
Document Title: Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft
Summary: This order establishes policies and procedures for issuing airworthiness certificates, export certificates of airworthiness, and special flight authorizations for aircraft. This order applies to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspectors and certain persons designated to act as representatives of the FAA. The purpose of this revision is to make this order easier to read, understand, and apply. This is largely accomplished via re-organizing the material around a common process, removing duplicate information, and extensive editing for clarity. Although this is a substantial change to the current text of the Order, this revision incorporates minimal change in policies and procedures.
Documents for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (PDF)
Distribution Table (PDF)
Reference: FAA Order 8130.2J, Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft
Comments Due: July 29, 2016
How to Comment: Email comments to:
james.e.newberger@faa.gov

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Federal Aviation Administration
5th Floor (Attn: AIR-113/JN)
950 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024

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202-267-1812
Document Title: Order 8110.48A How to Establish the Certification Basis for Changed Aeronautical Products
Summary: This order defines the procedures to establish the certification basis for type design changes to aeronautical products in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.101. It also contains guidance for identifying when to apply for a new type certificate (TC) under 14 CFR 21.19.
Documents for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Excel)
Reference: 14 CFR 21.101 and 21.19
Comments Due: August 8, 2016
How to Comment: Email comments to:
9-awa-cpr-order-8110-48a-comments@faa.gov

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Federal Aviation Administration
Design, Manufacturing and Airworthiness Division
Design Certification Section, AIR-111, 5th Floor
950 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024
Document Title: FAA Order 8120.23A - Certificate Management of Production Approval Holders
Summary: This order provides guidance and assigns responsibility for the implementation of the Aircraft Certification Service certificate management (CM) of production activities of manufacturers and their suppliers producing products and articles in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This order applies to all FAA employees who participate in CM activities conducted at a production approval holder and its suppliers.
Documents for Download:

Draft Document
Draft Document Comment Grid
Review Areas for 8120.23A

Reference: FAA Order 8120.23A
Comments Due: August 22, 2016
How to Comment: Email comments to:
david.magruder@faa.gov

Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Federal Aviation Administration
Design, Manufacturing, and Airworthiness Division,
AIR-100
950 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
5th Floor Suite 500
Washington, DC 20024

Fax comments to:
202-267-1813