An Introduction to Aircraft Certification
Understanding airworthiness is central to maintaining and operating aircraft safely. While no book can replace the published Federal Aviation Regulation and Joint Aviation Requirements documentation for airworthiness, this unique guide provides readers with a single reference to understanding and interpreting the airworthiness requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
Setting these requirements in a real-world context, Airworthiness is an essential contribution to the safety management system of anyone involved in the design, maintenance and operation of aircraft for business or pleasure.
Key topics covered include:
- Considerations of airworthiness standards for all classes, including large and small aircraft, rotor craft, gliders and unmanned aircraft
- Type certification of aircraft, engines, and propellers and the type certification process
- Parts and appliances approval
- Joint certifications and national certifications
New to this edition is coverage of:
- Certification for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
- The new EASA standards procedures and documentation
- 'Spaceworthiness' with relation to recent developments in commercial space travel
Aerospace engineers and designers, aircraft maintenance engineers, pilots, aircraft operators and owners
Students taking courses on aircraft performance and safety as part of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering programs