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CHAPTER 7. TYPE INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION

7-1. GENERAL
7-2. FAA FORM 8110-1, TYPE INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION
7-3. TIA DESCRIPTION
7-4. TIA SECTION 18. PART I
7-5. TIA SECTION 18. PART II
7-6. TIA SECTION 18. PART III
7-7. SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE INSPECTION REPORT (STIR)


7-1. GENERAL.

The TIA details and authorizes the required conformity and airworthiness inspections, and ground and flight tests necessary to fulfill the requirements for the certification process. It may also contain an operational and maintenance requirements section. The TIA is prepared by the ACO when coordination is accomplished with the appropriate FAA engineer-ing, manufacturing inspection, and flight test organizations. Issuance of the TIA will occur when the examination of the technical data required for the certification is completed or has reached a point where the aircraft or component will meet the pertinent regulations. Prior to final TIA approval and FAA certification flight tests, the applicant should participate in a flight safety board meeting. FAA certification flight testing commences only after the applicant successfully completes his/her flight tests, the TIA is issued, and section 18A of the TIA is completed. See FAA Order 8110.4.

7-2. FAA FORM 8110-1, TYPE INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION.

This TIA form is the cover page which provides basic information about the name of the applicant, aircraft type, certification basis, nature of the type design or modification, certification project number, and internal FAA coordination.

7-3. TIA DESCRIPTION.

The second page contains general information, including a description of the type design or modification and unique features or special interfaces. This section may list the applicable 14 CFR's and/or any FAA policy in which compliance will be shown.

7-4. TIA SECTION 18. PART I.

This section contains conformity instructions requesting FAA manufacturing inspection to verify the new aircraft or component conforms to the applicant's approved design data. This section may outline any other required ground inspections required by engineering. It may also define and specify the type of airworthiness certificate required.

7-5. TIA SECTION 18. PART II.

This section contains a set of instructions requesting FAA to perform specific flight tests to demonstrate that the aircraft or aircraft modification complies with the FAA regulations. The flight test plan submitted for FAA approval is typically referenced or embodied in this section of the TIA. The Flight Test Plan should contain clear, detailed procedures allowing the FAA crew to conduct the flight test and make a determination of pass or fail.

7-6. TIA SECTION 18. PART III.

This section typically contains the AEG, (FAA's certification and flight standards liaison), instructions and/or test sets that require the aircraft or aircraft modification compliance operational regulations. This section also is needed when the nature of the type design or type design change may affect the pilot type rating, procedures, pilot training program, Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL), or the aircraft maintenance procedures.

7-7. SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE INSPECTION REPORT (STIR).

The Supplemental Type Inspection Report (STIR), FAA Form 8110-26, should be prepared to document the results upon satisfactory completion of all TIA inspections and tests. These results should be reported by the individuals who performed the inspections and tests (i.e., the FAA manufacturing aviation safety inspector for conformity inspection or authorized designee for tests, as applicable, and the FAA test pilot and flight test engineer or authorized DER for compliance inspections, ground tests, and flight tests). If the STIR is prepared by a designee, the report must be submitted to the FAA for review and approval.


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