Aircraft certification

National Aircraft Certification establishes and regulates standards for aeronautical products designed and operated in Canada, and guides the aerospace industry with respect to certification in highly technical fields such as:

  • aircraft design, structures, avionics;
  • electrical and mechanical systems;
  • power plants;
  • equipment;
  • and engineering flight tests.

Each year, more than 1,500 new and modified aeronautical products built or operated in Canada are approved

  • reviewing and verifying design and performance data;
  • supervising and performing ground and flight tests;
  • and awarding Transport Canada Type Certificates.

Along with the Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch, National Aircraft Certification is also responsible for the continuing airworthiness of aeronautical products.


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