Final Certification Memorandum CM–21.A-B-002, Issue 01 on “Eligibility for type certificate application”
IFA Comment: IFA understands the need for this EASA certification memo at a time when there are a great number of speculative projects being initiated. Nevertheless, IFA hopes that sufficient resources are available, at an Agency level, to meet the demand when aviation research and innovation are being given a particular focus of attention.
Purpose and scope
The European Aviation Safety Agency, hereafter referred to as the “Agency”, may receive requests from organizations to provide technical advice services prior to or outside an actual certification process conducted within the scope of Part 21. These activities or “pre‐application services” are performed by the Agency on a purely voluntary basis and are regulated by a contract between the Agency and the client. When a product becomes sufficiently mature, an application is submitted to the Agency.
The purpose of this Certification Memorandum is to support applicants, before they submit a TC application to EASA, in assessing their readiness for such an application. It therefore provides specific guidance for potential type certificate (TC) applicants in meeting EASA expectations regarding their eligibility and the related demonstration of capability in the context of certification. When an applicant is not ready, the above pre‐application services may be used as appropriate.