| || Airworthiness approval of design firms
Author : Biswas, Kanchan
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:56(1) ; 2006 ; pp 39-46
Subject : 629.7 Aeronautics
Keywords : Airworthiness;Design approval;Design approved firms;Design approval authority;Certification;Regulatory bodies;Airworthiness certification ;Pod;Design and fabrication
Abstract : Aviation as a mode of transportation requires that the aircraft designed, developed, and operated must be maintained under airworthy condition. The basic tenet of airworthiness is that the aircraft designed and developed are certified by the independent airworthiness regulatory organisations. This requires strict vigil during the development stages. With quantum jump in the design and development activities, it has been extremely difficult for the regulatory bodies to cope up with the demand of certification. Delegating this responsibility to a few approved firms prove very effective in maintaining the design control through approved agencies and personnel. Airworthiness approval of design firms taken up by the Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification, Bangalore, which is the airworthiness approval authority for military aircraft in India, is one such step. This paper discusses the scope and extent of such approvals.