An Introduction to Aircraft Certification


  • Filippo De Florio, Former member of the JAA Certification Committee and Director of the Italian RAI-ENAC Type Certification Division

Airworthiness: An Introduction to Aircraft Certification, Second Edition, offers a practical guide to the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The discussions include the concepts of flight safety and airworthiness; the ICAO and civil aviation authorities; airworthiness requirements; type certifications and the type-certification process; production of products, parts, and appliances; certifications of airworthiness; and rules for “spaceworthiness.” The book will be a valuable resource for certification engineers engaged in professional training and practical work in regulatory agencies and aircraft engineering companies.
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Primary audience
Aerospace engineers and designers, aircraft maintenance engineers, pilots, aircraft operators and owners
Secondary audience
Students taking courses on aircraft performance and safety as part of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering programs


Book information

  • Published: December 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-096802-5


“ ... introduces aerospace engineering students and engineers into this world consisting, on the one hand, of designers, manufacturers and operators, and on the other, of airworthiness authorities, in two disciplines that should work in unison, because they should aim at a common goal: flight safety. The book discusses certification regulations, the agencies that write them and the agencies that verify they are followed from aircraft design to construction.”- Aviation Safety World

"A veteran pilot and aircraft certification professional, De Florio emphasizes that this is not a certification manual, but an introduction to the principles of airworthiness as they are articulated by the European Aviation Safety Agency and other international organizations. His topics include flight safety, airworthiness requirements, the type-certification process, continued airworthiness and operation, and from airworthiness to spaceworthiness."--SciTech Book News

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgments About the Author1 Flight Safety2 Airworthiness3 The ICAO and the Civil Aviation Authorities4 Airworthiness Requirements5 Type Certification6 The Type-Certification Process7 Production of Products, Parts, and Appliances8 Certificates of Airworthiness9 Continued Airworthiness and Operation10 From Airworthiness to “Spaceworthiness”?List of AcronymsBibliography Index