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Initial article based on knowledge and experience.Fikri

I'm removing the sentence about 'ETOPS may require testing in remote areas' - as far as I know, ETOPS operations are permitted based on meeting training, equipment and reliability standards, and no ETOPS testing is conducted. Cerireid (talk) 12:35, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Other certification agencies[edit]

  • AzerbaijanArmeniaBelarusGeorgia (country)KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMoldovaRussiaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanUkraine
    Aviaregister of the Interstate Aviation Committee (AR MAK) (former Aviaregister of the USSR)
  • Ukraine State Department of Aviation Transport of Ukraine (Ukraviatrans)
  • China Aviaregister of the Ministry of Civil Aviation of People's Republic of China (CAAC-AAD)

There are other. I think they are notable enough, huh? --Yuriy Lapitskiy ~ 14:17, 22 December 2007 (UTC)


Why was the STC redirected to here? Doesn't seem like wiki would want both discussed in same2busy2chat (talk) 03:43, 23 May 2008 (UTC)2busy2chat

Bad grammar[edit]

The second sentence makes no sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:08, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Standard Airworthiness Certificate[edit]

The article included a reference to another WP article entitled, Standard Airworthiness Certificate". The definition for the latter may not be applicable in the US, refers to "states" which appears to be a reference to "Nation State", not to the meaning it has in the US. Refering to it, didn't seem necessary after making changes so I removed the reference. Kernel.package (talk) 14:10, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Paragraphs after #2[edit]

These paragraphs should be moved to another article. The processes followed in the US is essentially the same as in other countries. The prevailing legislative and enforcement bodies may differ. Another factor to consider is that only military in the U.S. is subject to different standards than non-mil. Also, NASA is subject to these same rules, as are Telecommunications satellites. That is: They apply to everything that's in the air, and that we hope either stays in the air or falls to the ground in a predictable way. Kernel.package (talk) 14:28, 8 August 2013 (UTC)


What is "TCDS"? (See article for reference to the acronym). Kernel.package (talk) 14:43, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Type Certificate Data Sheet. Dolphin (t) 00:55, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for drawing this acronym to our attention. I have changed the statement so it now says an airworthiness certificate is issued if an aircraft conforms to its type design, which is the correct terminology. A Type Certificate Data Sheet is not a document or a standard to which an aircraft can "conform". Dolphin (t) 05:45, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
The Type Certificate just ensures that all subsequent production aircraft produced conform to the same design as that of the sample aircraft subjected to examination, and are manufactured by the same method.
The type certification process was a result of World War I, where large numbers of military aeroplanes were produced, often by non-aviation companies - such as furniture companies - some of whom produced aircraft that were shoddily-built, often with "improvements" incorporated to ease manufacture, such as using an alternative material, that were detrimental to the safety of the aeroplane and its crew. This led to a number of deaths. The certificating process was introduced to make sure that aircraft being flown were actually safe, or as safe as was reasonably possible at the time.
The certification of a type ensures that once a certificate has been issued a manufacturer cannot significantly change the design of the type or method of manufacture without the inspection and approval of a qualified and independent third body. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:25, 21 November 2016 (UTC)