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  • BSI Flex 1903 v2:2024-06 community preview

    This is an interactive version 2 of BSI Flex 1903. The aim of the standard is to create a lexicon of standard terms and acronyms used in this sector. Please note, content is still undergoing internal review and there may be minor changes at full publication.

    We welcome your engagement and comments on this version to help inform the development of the standard. We would also welcome general feedback including what terms could be considered for future versions and these can be made through our dedicated feedback page .

initial airworthiness



  • Definition

    assessment and certification by the aviation regulatory authority of a state that a specific aircraft conforms to the airworthiness requirements and standards necessary for safe flight at the time that it first enters service


    NOTE 1 Initial airworthiness is concerned with the design, type certification and production of the aircraft.

    NOTE 2 Attention is drawn to Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 [30] in relation to implementing rules for airworthiness and environmental certification.

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