Published date: 24 November 2022


This AC describes an acceptable means of compliance for demonstrating managing flight test activities to support the certification of an aviation product or part.

Related rules

This AC relates to Civil Aviation Rule Part 21 Certification of Products and Parts, Part 19 Transition Rules, and Part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules. Specifically, the AC relates to rules 21.35, 21.39, 21.193, 19.405, 91.101 and 91.105.

Change notice

Revision 1 expands the description of test/compliance matrix in section 5.7.6 to include a rules checklist, adjusts the layout in line with the current standard, fixes minor errors and makes stylistic changes. It also adds definitions of Quantitative and Qualitative and moves some document links from a footnote to the Useful Links section.

We have also made a marked-up copy [PDF 333 KB], so changes can be easily checked. As with other ACs, text in yellow highlight denotes insertions and text in strikethrough denotes deletions.