Part 21 - Certification of Products and Parts

This compilation of the above Civil Aviation Rule was made by the Civil Aviation Authority as a reference document to provide details of the current rule requirements. It is not the official version of the Rule and should only be used as a reference document. It does not contain the statement specifying the Rule Objective, and the Extent of Consultation.

Rule Brief

The purpose of Part 21 is to prescribe the requirements for the issue of documents for products, their components, and appliances to allow for their use in the New Zealand aviation environment.

Part 21 is based on the New Zealand airworthiness requirements previously contained in New Zealand Civil Airworthiness Requirements and those equivalent requirements of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Joint Aviation Authority (JAA).

Part 21 prescribes requirements for the following:

  • The issue and ongoing revision of type certificates, type acceptance certificates, and airworthiness certificates
  • The issue of export airworthiness certificates
  • The approval of modifications, repairs, and the issue of supplemental type certificates
  • The approval of technical data and development of specifications
  • The acceptability and identification of materials, processes, parts, and appliances
  • The approval of organisations to manufacture items under NZTSO and NZPMA Authorisations.