FAA/AST: SAFETY APPROVAL Guide for Applicants Version 1.0

October 28, 2009 at 11:00 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The FAA/AST has posted a Safety Approval Guide for Applicants Version 1.0. The table of contents includes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE …………………………………………………………………………………………………ii
1.0 GENERAL ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1
1.1 Statutory Authority for Issuing Safety Approvals………………………………… 1
1.2 Background ……………………………………………………………………………………. 1
2.0 DEFINITIONS………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
2.1 Safety Approval………………………………………………………………………………. 3
2.2 Safety Element ……………………………………………………………………………….. 3
2.3 What A Safety Approval is Not ………………………………………………………… 3
3.0 SAFETY APPROVAL ELIGIBILITY…………………………………………………………. 5
3.1 Who is Eligible For a Safety Approval? …………………………………………….. 5
3.2 What is Eligible For a Safety Approval? ……………………………………………. 5
4.0 OVERVIEW OF THE SAFETY APPROVAL PROCESS……………………………… 7
4.1 Processing an Initial Application ………………………………………………………. 7
4.2 Maintaining Initial Application Accuracy…………………………………………… 7
4.3 Performance criteria and standards ……………………………………………………. 7
4.4 Safety Approval Maintenance…………………………………………………………. 10
4.5 Safety Approval Renewal……………………………………………………………….. 10
4.6 Safety Approval Transfer ……………………………………………………………….. 10
5.0 HOW TO PREPARE A SAFETY APPROVAL APPLICATION………………….. 13
5.1 Pre-application Consultation…………………………………………………………… 13
5.2 Application…………………………………………………………………………………… 13
6.0 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION………………………………………………………………. 16
6.1 Safety Approval Usage…………………………………………………………………… 16
6.2 Compliance Monitoring …………………………………………………………………. 16
6.3 Safety Approval Records ……………………………………………………………….. 17
6.4 Confidentiality………………………………………………………………………………. 17
6.5 Public Notification ………………………………………………………………………… 17

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