Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR-T)
A Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) is an individual appointed in accordance with 14 CFR §183.33 who may perform examination, inspection, and testing services necessary to the issuance of certificates. There are two types of DARs, manufacturing (DAR-F) and maintenance (DAR-T). This page contains information about DAR-Ts only. Information about DAR-Fs can be found on the Manufacturing and Airworthiness page.
- Specialized Experience — Amateur-Built and Light-Sport Aircraft DARs. Maintenance DARs may be authorized to perform airworthiness certification of light-sport aircraft. DAR qualification criteria and selection procedures for amateur-built and light-sport aircraft airworthiness functions are provided in Order 8100.8.
Maintenance DARs must hold:
- A mechanic's certificate with an airframe and power plant rating under 14 CFR part 65, Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers, or
- A repairman certificate and be employed at a repair station certificated under 14 CFR part 145, or an air carrier operating certificate holder with an FAA-approved continuous airworthiness program, and must meet the qualification requirements of Order 8100.8, Chapter 14.
The Designated Airworthiness Representative - Maintenance (DAR-T) Directory (PDF) provides a list of DAR-Ts by location, along with their contact information and their authorized functions.