Standard Airworthiness Certificate Law and Legal Definition

A standard airworthiness certification is an airworthiness approval given by the Federal Aviation Administration. It allows for the operation of type certificated aircraft in the categories including, normal, utility, acrobatic, commuter, transport, manned free balloons, and special classes. [14 CFR 21.175].

A standard airworthiness certificate is an appropriate and current airworthiness certificate. For commercial operations, a standard airworthiness certificate is mandatory.

A standard airworthiness certificate is effective as long as the maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations are performed.

The standards for issuance of a standard airworthiness certificate vary based on the origin on the aircraft. An applicant for a standard airworthiness certificate for a new aircraft manufactured under a production certificate is entitled to a standard airworthiness certificate without further showing, except that the administrator inspects the aircraft to determine conformity to the type design and condition for safe operation. [14 CFR 21.183].