Design Organization Certificate [Aviation Law] Law and Legal Definition

Design organization certificate refers to certification of major modifications or completions of aircrafts.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator issues a design organization certificate to a design organization to authorize the organization to certify compliance with the requirements and prescribed minimum standards for the type certification of aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, or appliances. On receiving an application for a design organization certificate, the administrator examines and rate the design organization submitting the application, in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by the administrator, to determine whether the design organization has adequate engineering, design, and testing capabilities, standards, and safeguards to ensure that the product being certificated is properly designed and manufactured, performs properly, and meets the regulations and minimum standards. [49 USCS § 44704].