Aircraft certification

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National Aircraft Certification guides the aerospace industry with respect to certification in highly technical fields such as:

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

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

  • reviewing and verifying design and performance data
  • supervising and performing ground and flight tests
  • 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.

Aeronautical Product Approvals Application

Find out more about Aeronautical Product Approvals offered by Transport Canada and initiate an application.

Guidance and advisory material

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