Before a new aircraft can take to the skies, aircraft manufacturers will need to demonstrate to their aviation authorities (commonly referred to as States of Design) that the aircraft is designed to meet the applicable airworthiness standards and the production of the aircraft is controlled. This is similar for organisations that intend to modify and repair parts on the aircraft during its operational life.

Organisations intending to engage in the design of modification and repair of a Singapore-registered aircraft during its operational life will need to seek CAAS’ approval for design organisation, production organisation and certification approvals.

For more information on the requirements for Design & Production Organisations (DPOs), please refer to Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR) Part 21, and paragraph 8 of the Air Navigation Order.

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