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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 21.127

Tests: aircraft

             (1)  Each person manufacturing aircraft under a type certificate only must establish an approved production flight test procedure and flight check-off form, and in accordance with that form, flight test each aircraft produced.

Penalty:  25 penalty units.

          (1A)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

             (2)  Each production flight test procedure must include the following:

                     (a)  an operational check of the trim, controllability, or other flight characteristics to establish that the production aircraft has the same range and degree of control as the prototype aircraft;

                     (b)  an operational check of each part or system operated by the crew while in flight to establish that, during flight, instrument readings are within normal range;

                     (c)  a determination that all instruments are properly marked, and that all placards and required flight manuals are installed after flight test;

                     (d)  a check of the operational characteristics of the aircraft on the ground;

                     (e)  a check on any other items peculiar to the aircraft being tested that can best be done during the ground or flight operation of the aircraft.

Source         FARs section 21.127 modified.



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