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is a design change
The maintenance release for a modification
The AC 43.13 as specified data for
Approved data for major modifications
How do you obtain a design change approval
in life there is two ways to get anything done, do it yourself or
have someone else do it for you. The same goes for obtaining a Transport
Canada design change approval (LSTC, RDC, STC or PDA). Any individual
can obtain an approval from Transport Canada. However, this process
can be complex time consuming. Transport Canada is advising that
operators use delegated individuals and companies for obtaining
following is a general work outline for the issuance of a typical
design change approval:
design change scope of work is determined. A compliance plan
is defined stating all the affected certification requirements
and how each affected requirement will be substantiated.
Transport Canada 26-0469 Design Change Application Form is completed
and sent to Transport Canada.
data is prepared as required. Data can involve drawings, aircraft
manual supplements, test programs, test reports and or analysis.
is submitted to Transport Canada as required.
project completion a compliance record is prepared which is
basically a revision of the compliance plan capturing any changes
that may have occurred during the project.
Canada AE-100 form is completed certifying that all substantiating
project data complies with requirements as listed on the compliance
approval certificate and a data summary is prepared and issued.
Canada charges for the issuance (and re-issuance) of an approval.
At the time of writing the rates Transport Canada charges for a
delegated individual or company (DAR or DAO) to issue an approval
are as follows:
Re-Issue STC, LSTC, RDC $200
fees are higher when Transport Canada issues an approval directly
to a non--delegated individual or company. You can find the complete
fee schedule for aeronautical product approvals in Part I Schedule
V of the CARS.
is a DAR and a DAO
Why use a DAR or DAO
Standards and Approvals
Mechanics, Engineers and good design
Whose responsibility is the aircraft
Change Product Rule and the basis