Requirements for production certificate
21.07.1 Any manufacturer who has been approved by the Commissioner in terms of Part 148, may apply for the issuing of a production certificate if the manufacturer holds –
a valid type certificate; or
a valid supplemental type certificate, for the product concerned.
Application for production certificate or amendment thereof
21.07.2 An application for the issuing of a production certificate, or an amendment thereof, shall be –
made to the Commissioner in the appropriate form as prescribed in Document SA-CATS-AR; and
accompanied by –
the appropriate fee as prescribed in Part 187;
data describing the inspection and test procedures necessary to ensure that each article produced conforms to the type design and is in a condition for safe operation;
a description of inspection procedures for raw materials, purchased items, and parts and assemblies produced by any partner or subcontractor, including methods used to ensure acceptable quality of parts and assemblies which cannot be completely inspected for conformity when delivered by the partner or subcontractor to the applicant.;
a description of the methods used for production inspection of individual parts and complete assemblies, including –
the identification of any special manufacturing processes involved;
the means used to control the processes;
the final test procedure for the complete product, and
in the case of an aircraft, a copy of the applicant’s production flight test procedures and checkoff list;
an outline of the materials review system, including the procedure for recording review board decisions and disposing of rejected parts;
an outline of a system for informing the personnel responsible for inspections of current changes in the engineering drawings, specifications and quality control procedures;
a list or chart showing the location of all inspection stations; and
the terms of approval referred to in regulation 21.07.5, for which application is being made.
Issuing of production certificate
21.07.3 (1) An application in terms of regulation 21.07.2 shall be granted and a production certificate issued if the applicant complies with the requirements prescribed in regulation 21.07.1.
(2) The Commissioner may authorise more than one type certificated product to be manufactured under the terms of approval referred to in regulation 21.07.5, if the products have similar production characteristics.
Form of production certificate
21.07.4 A production certificate shall be issued on the appropriate form as prescribed in Document SA-CATS-AR.
Terms of approval
21.07.5 The terms of approval shall –
be issued as part of the production certificate;
specify the type certificated product to be manufactured; and
contain a production limitation record, listing the type certificate of each product which the holder of the production certificate is authorised to manufacture.
Duties of holder of production certificate
21.07.6 The holder of a production certificate shall –
display the certificate in a prominent place at such holder’s manufacturing facility for the product concerned and, if a copy of the certificate is displayed, shall produce the original certificate to an airworthiness inspector if so requested by such inspector ; and
maintain the quality control of each product which such holder is authorised to manufacture, in conformity with the data and procedures approved by the Commissioner for such certificate.
Privileges of holder of production certificate
21.07.7 The holder of a production certificate shall be entitled to –
in the case of an aircraft, obtain a certificate of airworthiness; or
in the case of any other product, obtain approval for installation on certificated aircraft .
Transferability and period of validity
21.07.8 (1) A production certificate issued in terms of regulation 21.07.3 shall –
not be transferable; and
be valid until it is surrendered by the holder thereof, or is suspended by an airworthiness inspector, or cancelled by the Commissioner, in terms of regulation 21.01.6.
(2) The holder of a production certificate which is suspended, shall forthwith produce the certificate upon suspension thereof, to the airworthiness inspector concerned for the appropriate endorsement.
(3) The holder of a production certificate which is cancelled, shall, within 30 days from the date on which the certificate is cancelled, surrender such certificate to the Commissioner.
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