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14 CFR Ch. I (1–1–18 Edition) 

§ 21.29 

Type of aircraft 

Date accepted for operational use 

by the Armed Forces 

of the United States 

Regulations that apply

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Large reciprocating-engine powered airplanes 

Before Aug. 26, 1955 ......................
After Aug. 25, 1955 .........................

CAR Part 4b, as effective Aug. 25, 1955. 
CAR Part 4b or 14 CFR Part 25. 

Large turbine engine-powered airplanes .........

Before Oct. 2, 1959 .........................
After Oct. 1, 1959 ............................

CAR Part 4b, as effective Oct. 1, 1959. 
CAR Part 4b or 14 CFR Part 25. 

Rotorcraft with maximum certificated takeoff 

weight of: 

6,000 pounds or less ................................

Before Oct. 2, 1959 .........................
After Oct. 1, 1959 ............................

CAR Part 6, as effective Oct. 1, 1959. 
CAR Part 6, or 14 CFR Part 27. 

Over 6,000 pounds ...................................

Before Oct. 2, 1959 .........................
After Oct. 1, 1959 ............................

CAR Part 7, as effective Oct. 1, 1959. 
CAR Part 7, or 14 CFR Part 29. 

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Where no specific date is listed, the applicable regulations are those in effect on the date that the first aircraft of the particular 

model was accepted for operational use by the Armed Forces. 

[Doc. No. 5085, 29 FR 14564, Oct. 24, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 21–59, 52 FR 1835, Jan. 15, 1987; 
52 FR 7262, Mar. 9, 1987; 70 FR 2325, Jan. 13, 2005; Amdt. 21–92, 74 FR 53386, Oct. 16, 2009] 

§ 21.29

Issue of type certificate: import 

products. 

(a) The FAA may issue a type certifi-

cate for a product that is manufactured 
in a foreign country or jurisdiction 
with which the United States has an 
agreement for the acceptance of these 
products for export and import and 
that is to be imported into the United 
States if— 

(1) The applicable State of Design 

certifies that the product has been ex-
amined, tested, and found to meet— 

(i) The applicable aircraft noise, fuel 

venting, and exhaust emissions re-
quirements of this subchapter as des-
ignated in § 21.17, or the applicable air-
craft noise, fuel venting, and exhaust 
emissions requirements of the State of 
Design, and any other requirements 
the FAA may prescribe to provide 
noise, fuel venting, and exhaust emis-
sion levels no greater than those pro-
vided by the applicable aircraft noise, 
fuel venting, and exhaust emission re-
quirements of this subchapter as des-
ignated in § 21.17; and 

(ii) The applicable airworthiness re-

quirements of this subchapter as des-
ignated in § 21.17, or the applicable air-
worthiness requirements of the State 
of Design and any other requirements 
the FAA may prescribe to provide a 
level of safety equivalent to that pro-
vided by the applicable airworthiness 
requirements of this subchapter as des-
ignated in § 21.17; 

(2) The applicant has provided tech-

nical data to show the product meets 
the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of 
this section; and 

(3) The manuals, placards, listings, 

and instrument markings required by 
the applicable airworthiness (and 
noise, where applicable) requirements 
are presented in the English language. 

(b) A product type certificated under 

this section is considered to be type 
certificated under the noise standards 
of part 36 of this subchapter and the 
fuel venting and exhaust emission 
standards of part 34 of this subchapter. 
Compliance with parts 36 and 34 of this 
subchapter is certified under paragraph 
(a)(1)(i) of this section, and the applica-
ble airworthiness standards of this sub-
chapter, or an equivalent level of safe-
ty, with which compliance is certified 
under paragraph (a)(1)(ii) of this sec-
tion. 

[Amdt. 21–92, 74 FR 53386, Oct. 16, 2009] 

§ 21.31

Type design. 

The type design consists of— 
(a) The drawings and specifications, 

and a listing of those drawings and 
specifications, necessary to define the 
configuration and the design features 
of the product shown to comply with 
the requirements of that part of this 
subchapter applicable to the product; 

(b) Information on dimensions, mate-

rials, and processes necessary to define 
the structural strength of the product; 

(c) The Airworthiness Limitations 

section of the Instructions for Contin-
ued Airworthiness as required by parts 
23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33 and 35 of this sub-
chapter, or as otherwise required by 
the FAA; and as specified in the appli-
cable airworthiness criteria for special 

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