Light sport Aircraft
Safety certification for light sport aircraft verifies the conformity of such aircraft with “The Technical Standards for the Flight Safety of Light Sport Aircraft (Notification of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport).” This certification evaluates the documents provided by the manufacturer, maintenance records, current aircraft status, and flight performance.
- STEP 01Check on
- STEP 02Conformity Assessment
- STEP 03Review of
- STEP 04On-Site Assessment of
Overall Aircraft Status
- STEP 05Evaluation of
Flight Performance by Test Flight
Initial inspection is conducted to acquire the first safety certificate for the operation of a light sport aircraft that has been designed and produced domestically or imported from overseas.
Periodic (annual) inspection is conducted to renew the existing safety certificate upon its expiration.
Non-periodic inspection is conducted to assess the compliance of a light sport aircraft with the technical standards after it has undergone major repairs or alterations, which might affect its flight safety.
Re-inspection is conducted to check the items that turned out to be inappropriate at the previous inspections and have been repaired accordingly.
Subject of Safety Certification
The subjects of safety certification are the following light sport aircraft under Article 4 of the Enforcement Regulations of the Aviation Safety Act.
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