Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits

The FAA performs evaluations to determine if an aircraft built from a kit will meet 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 21.191 (g), "major portion" requirement. The FAA does not certify, certificate, or approve aircraft kits. Also, the FAA does not approve kit manufacturers.

In addition, we welcome Amateur-Built Aircraft Kit-Listing related written inquires to:

Federal Aviation Administration
Amateur-Built Kit List Manager,
Policy and Standards Division, AIR-600
950 L'Enfant Plaza SW
5th Floor, Suite #500
Washington D.C. 20024

If you are a kit manufacturer and wish to schedule an evaluation, please contact:

Aircraft Certification Service System Oversight Division (AIR-800)
10101 Hillwood Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76117
ATTN: Amateur-Built Aircraft National Kit Evaluation Team Lead

Amateur-Built Kits Checklists and Approval Letters evaluated by National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET)

The FAA has produced a Job Aid providing guidance on how to complete the Amateur-Built Fabrication and Assembly Checklist (2009): Amateur-Built Fabrication and Assembly Checklist (2009) Job Aid (PDF)

The FAA Amateur-Built Fabrication and Assembly Checklists listed below have been approved for use. FAA employees and designees performing a major portion evaluation on these aircraft shall use the appropriate checklist provided via the following links.


Last updated: Thursday, May 11, 2023