Published date: 2 March 2021


This Advisory Circular (AC) provides an acceptable means of compliance for an applicant for the issue of an airworthiness certificate special category - light sport aircraft under Civil Aviation Rule Part 21 Subpart H paragraph §21.201, including type acceptance of the first example, and some continuing airworthiness aspects for operators. It also details the equivalent standards acceptable to the Director under §21.201(a)(11)(i) and provides guidance for a New Zealand designer or manufacturer of a light sport aircraft.

Related rules

This AC relates specifically to Rule paragraph 21.201 and Civil Aviation Rule Part 43 and Part 91.

Change notice

This is the initial issue of this AC.