Airworthiness & Manufacturing Index
From its beginning in 1921, one of the most important roles of the Department has been regulating the airworthiness of aircraft. This includes registering aircraft, regulating maintenance standards, licencing engineers, approval of modifications to aircraft, and type-certification of new aircraft types.
Read an article on the history of Airworthiness Regulation
UK Export Weight Schedule for Auster J.1 Autocrat G-AIBP/VH-ASI - 1951
See a Certificate of Maintenance Approval issued for the ferry of Ansett-ANA's first Viscount 832 VH-RMG - 1958
See a Load Data Sheet for Connair Heron VH-CLV - 1972
See a Certificate of Airworthiness for Departmental Fokker F.28 VH-ATG - 1977
Index of the 'DCA Technical Information Bulletins' series
Read about the Silver Centenary - Western Australia's oldest surviving aeroplane and its airworthiness difficulties.
Read about the DCA Operational Research Camera, used to measure aircraft performance c.1950
Read about the CAC Wallaby regional airliner project - 1950s
Read about the grounding of certain wooden glued aircraft - 1960s
Airworthiness certification of amateur-built aircraft - see a photo of the first amateur-built (ANO 100.18) aircraft to fly in South Australia - Druine D.31 Turbulent VH-ULI
Photos of the conversion of Gulfstream II VH-ASG to GIIB standard - 1986
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