List of Tech Library
DO-178C Practical Guidebook Author: MHI Aerospace Systems, Inc. Publisher: Sankeisha This is probably the only publication in Japan on the DO-178C standard required for certification of onboard aircraft software. It not only explains the difficult DO-178C in an easy-to-understand manner, but it is also a good read for companies that develop new aircraft software or intend to install existing software. One of the authors, Mr. Kagami, has started his own company to support software certification, so companies struggling with software…
Circular Circular Information Management (mlit.go.jp)
No.0-000: Circular system [Summary] JCAB’s Circulars are the notices, etc. issued by the relevant divisions of the Safety Department of the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to clarify the procedures to be followed when an application, etc. is to be made under laws and regulations, the procedures to be followed to properly maintain and manage matters for which a license or approval has been granted, and other matters that the Aircraft Safety Division…
FAA document on design standards for passenger aircraft / Transport Standards Branch
The FAA has compiled each of the 14CFR Part 25/Part 26 Rules and related guidance documents such as Advisory Circulars (ACs) and Policy Statements in the [Transport Standards Branch]. This section contains not only existing and newly issued materials, but also information on obsolete materials, and provides information on the background of the past. The information is useful not only for developers of large aircraft, but also for developers of equipment that is expected to be installed on such aircraft….
Guidance Material of European and U.S. Authorities (EASA/FAA)
Each authority has established requirements for certification and certification of various types of aircraft. Therefore, each authority publishes Guidance Material for each requirement to clarify what is intended in each requirement and to introduce examples of acceptable certification methods (certification activities). The following is a website that summarizes the Guidance Material published by EASA/FAA. If similar requirements exist in Japan, understanding these Guidance Materials will be very helpful in considering the actual certification methods and activities that must be implemented….
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and ICAO Annexes
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established under the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) adopted in 1944. and technology of international aviation, and to assist in the planning and development of international air transport. and to promote the planning and development of international air transport. The ICAO’s International Standards and Recommendation Scheme ICAO’s international standards and advisory schemes are compiled in Annexes to the Chicago Convention. There are 19 Annexes…
Airworthiness Examination Procedures (Airworthiness Examination) and corresponding standards of European and U.S. authorities.
Article 10, paragraph 4 of the Civil Aeronautics Law establishes the following technical standards for aircraft 1. Standards for strength, structure and performance to ensure the safety of aircraft and equipment: Annex 1 of the Civil Aeronautics Law Enforcement Regulations 2. Standards for aircraft noise: Civil Aeronautics Law Enforcement Regulations Annex 2 3. Standards for aircraft engine emissions (excluding carbon dioxide): Civil Aeronautics Law Enforcement Regulations Annex 2 Standards for emissions (except carbon dioxide) from aircraft engines: Annex 3 to…
Rulemaking Information at European and U.S. Authorities (EASA/FAA)
Each EASA/FAA authority compiles information on rulemaking and makes it available to the public on their respective websites. 【EASA Rulemaking】 https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/rulemaking-process-overview 【FAA Rulemaking】 https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking Whenever a new rule is enacted or an existing rule is revised, public comment is held in advance, and the final version of the rule is issued after considering the comments received and reflecting them as necessary. Therefore, it is very important to keep track of public comments from the various authorities in order to identify…
Japan’s Public Comment System
The purpose of public comments is to ensure fairness and transparency in administrative operations and to help protect the rights and interests of citizens by soliciting and considering opinions from the general public in advance when national administrative organs intend to establish Cabinet orders, ministerial ordinances, and the like. It was made into law by the revision of the Administrative Procedure Law in June 2005, and was introduced to replace the previous procedures for submitting opinions based on the “Procedures…
Voluntary Reporting of Aviation Safety Information (VOICES)
[Purpose] The Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) operates the Voluntary Information Contributory to Enhancement of the Safety of Civil Aviation (VOICES) in accordance with the provisions of ICAO Annex 19: Safety Management, in order to collect a wide range of information on civil aviation safety that is not easily captured by the mandatory reporting system. VOICES (Voluntary Information Contributory to Enhancement of the Safety) is operated to collect a wide range of…
Japanese Aviation Laws and Regulations
The following are links to various websites operated by the Japanese government to check the latest version of Japanese aviation laws and regulations. 【Civil Aeronautics Law】 https://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/document?lawid=327AC0000000231 【Civil Aeronautics Law Enforcement Order】 https://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/document?lawid=327CO0000000421 【Civil Aeronautics Law related fee order】 https://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/document?lawid=409CO0000000284 【Civil Aeronautics Law Enforcement Regulations】 https://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/document?lawid=327M50000800056 【Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism】 https://www.mlit.go.jp/notice/index.html Note that there is a time lag in updating the list. If you wish to check the latest version of notices, etc., it is recommended to…
Future Vision of EASA Regulation
The following categories are being considered as new requirements. •CS-Light UAS： After gaining experience in certification under the current Special Condition, it will be developed into a CS for light class unmanned aircraft. •CS-UAS： For unmanned aerial vehicles that have the same weight and performance as current aircraft (fixed-wing and rotary-wing) and can carry people, with UAS-specific elements to be added. •CS-VTOL： Aircraft that operates within and between cities like a flying car. See the Japanese version
About Design Verification Report
The UAS applicant for a MED risk in the “Specific” category prepares the following documents and submits them to EASA. Once EASA confirms safety compliance, a Design Verification Report (DVR) is issued to the applicant. DVR Process A detailed description of the design, including all configurations to be verified A risk assessment based on SORA and CONOPS, including all of the following -Characteristics and limitations of the proposed mode of operation -The intended use of the product and the type…