What is an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) and what services they provide? 

DARF  Function Codes

                                                                           

An FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) is a private individual who has been designated by the Federal Aviation Administration with the authority to perform examination, inspection, and testing services necessary to the issuance of Type, Production and Airworthiness certificates / approvals.   They must possess aeronautical knowledge, experience, and meet the qualification requirements of FAA Order 8000.95.  

A DAR is responsible for upholding the FAA’s standards. A DAR is under no obligation to certify anything that does not meet the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations and FAA policy.  By contracting a DAR, the client establishes the time and place of the inspection and frees the client from being at the mercy or time constraints of the FAA personnel.

FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) services help you meet your needs when you need a liaison with the FAA.  The function codes below show the services that are available. 

1 - (Issue Original/Recurrent airworthiness approvals for domestic shipment of new articles)

 

2 - (Issue Original/Recurrent airworthiness approvals for domestic shipment of new reciprocating and turboprop/turboshaft engines)

 

3 - (Issue Original/Recurrent airworthiness approvals for domestic shipment of new turbojet/turbofan engines)

 

4 - (Issue Original/Recurrent airworthiness approvals for domestic shipment of new propellers)

 

5 - (Issue Original/Recurrent airworthiness approvals for export shipment of new articles

 

6 - (Issue Original/Recurrent airworthiness approvals for export shipment of new reciprocating and turboprop/turboshaft engines

 

7 - (Issue Original/Recurrent airworthiness approvals for export shipment of new turbojet/turbofan engines

 

8 - (Issue Original/Recurrent airworthiness approvals for export shipment of new propellers

 

9 - (Issue Original/Recurrent export airworthiness approval for new products

 

20 - (Conduct conformity inspections to determine that prototype articles, parts, and or assemblies conform to the design specifications.)

 

21 - (Conduct conformity inspections to determine that prototype engines and/or propellers conform to the design specifications.)

 

22 - (Conduct conformity inspections to determine that prototype aircraft conform to the design specifications.)

 

23 - (Conduct installation conformity inspections.)

 

24 - (Conduct any inspections to determine that production approval holder articles, parts, and or assemblies conform to the approved type design and are in a condition for safe operation.)

 

25 - (Conduct any inspections to determine that production approval holder engines and/or propellers conform to the approved type design and are in a condition for safe operation.)

 

26 - (Issue conformity certifications on behalf of the CAA for articles manufactured by U.S. suppliers for non U.S. product manufacturers. Determinations of conformity to the design, test, and quality requirements may be accomplished by a DAR at any location, authorized by the FAA and only after the FAA has received notification from the CAA of the country in which the product is located.)

 

27 - (Issue FAA Form 8130-31, statement of conformity -military aircraft)

 

28 - (Conduct conformity inspections on Test Articles and Test Set-ups)

 

30 - (Issue; original standard airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, for new production aircraft, powered or unpowered gliders, piston engine, turbo prop, or turbojet powered airplanes (GTOW) of 12,500 Lbs or less.)

 

31 - (Issue; original standard airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates for new production aircraft… GTOW of more than 12,500 and less than 85,000 Lbs.)

 

32 - (Issue; original standard airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates for new production aircraft GTOW of more than 85,000 Lbs.)

 

33 - (Issue; original standard airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates for new production rotorcraft.)

 

34 - (Issue; original standard airworthiness certificates, and/or amended or replacement certificates, for manned free balloons.)

 

35 - (Issue; original standard airworthiness certificates and/or amended or replacement certificates for

new production airships

 

40 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the restricted category for U.S.-registered piston engine powered airplanes with a GTOW of 12,500 Lbs or less.)

 

41 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates in the restricted category for U.S.-registered, piston engine, turboprop, or turbojet powered airplanes TC for a GTOW of greater than 12,500 and less than 85,000 Lbs)

 

42 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates in the restricted category for U.S.-registered, piston engine, turboprop, or turbojet powered airplanes TCfor a GTOW of more than 85,000 Lbs)

 

43 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates in the restricted category for U.S.-registered rotorcraft)

 

44 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, and special flight permits for delivering or exporting the aircraft, in the limited category or Issue original provisional airworthiness certificate for U.S.-registered propeller-driven airplanes and turbojet/turbofan aircraft.)

 

45 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, and special flight permits for delivering or exporting the aircraft in the limited category or issue original provisional airworthiness certificate for U.S.-registered rotorcraft located in the U.S.)

 

46 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purpose of show compliance, market survey, research and development, or crew training for U.S.-registered piston engine airplanes and powered or unpowered gliders.)

 

47 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purpose of show compliance, market survey, research and development, or crew training for U.S.-registered turboprop or turbojet powered airplanes.)

 

48 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purpose of show compliance, market survey, research and development, or crew training for U.S.-registered rotorcraft and gyroplanes.)

 

49 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purpose of show compliance, market survey, research and development, or crew training for U.S.-registered manned free balloons and airships.)

 

50 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purpose of show compliance, market survey, research and development, or crew training for U.S. registered powered parachute and weight shift control aircraft.)

 

51 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in experimental category for the purposes of operating exhibition and/or air racing for U.S.-registered propeller-driven aircraft.

 

52 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates), in experimental category for the purposes of operating exhibition and/or air racing for U.S.-registered turboprop or turbo-jet-powered aircraft.

 

53 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in experimental category for the purposes of operating exhibition.

 

54 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in experimental category for the purposes of operating exhibition for U.S. registered manned free balloons and airships.)

 

55 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purposes of operating exhibition for piston engine powered former military aircraft not eligible for a Limited Category TC.

 

56 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purposes of operating exhibition for U.S. turbo prop or turbo jet former military aircraft not eligible for a Limited Category TC.

 

57 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purpose of operating Amateur Built aircraft for propeller driven airplanes and powered or unpowered gliders.)

 

58 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purpose of operating Amateur Built aircraft for turboprop or turbojet powered airplanes.)

 

59 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purpose of operating Amateur Built aircraft for rotorcraft and gyroplanes.)

 

60 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, in the experimental category for the purpose of operating amateur built aircraft for manned free balloons and airships.)

 

61 - (Issue; original special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates in the experimental category for the purpose of operating light-sport aircraft.

 

62 - (Issue; special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, and special flight permits for delivering or exporting the aircraft, production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests for, piston engine, turbo prop, or turbojet powered airplanes TC for a (GTOW) of 12,500 Lbs or less.

 

63 - (Issue; special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, and special flight permits for delivering or exporting the aircraft, production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests for airplanes TC for a (GTOW) of more than 12,500 and less than 85,000 Lbs.

 

64 - (Issue; special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, and special flight permits for delivering or exporting the aircraft, production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests for airplanes TC for a (GTOW) of more than 85,000 Lbs.)

 

65 - (Issue; special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, and special flight permits for delivering or exporting the aircraft, production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests for rotorcraft.)

 

66 - (Issue; special airworthiness certificates and/or amended or replacement certificates, and special flight permits for delivering or exporting the airship, production flight testing new production airships, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production airships that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests, for airships.)

 

67 - (Issue; special airworthiness certificates, amended or replacement certificates, and special flight permits for delivering or exporting the aircraft, production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests in the primary category for aircraft.)

 

68 - (Issue original/recurrent and replacement Special Airworthiness Certificates, experimental, for the purposes of operating U.S.-registered light-sport aircraft and Issue original/recurrent and replacement Special Airworthiness Certificates for light-sport category aircraft and special flight permits for light-sport category aircraft production flight-test operations.)

 

70 - (Issue original/recurrent, replacement, and/or amended special airworthiness certificates, in the experimental category, for production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests, and special airworthiness certificates for research and development, for showing compliance with regulations, for crew training, and for market surveys for a UAS with a GTOW of 55 lbs and under that does not comply with Part 107)

 

71 - (Issue original/recurrent, replacement, and/or amended special airworthiness certificates, in the experimental category, for production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests, and special airworthiness certificates for research and development, for showing compliance with regulations, for crew training, and for market surveys for a UAS with a GTOW of 1500 lbs and under powered by electric motors or reciprocating engines.)

 

72 - (Issue original/recurrent, replacement, and/or amended special airworthiness certificates, in the experimental category, for production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests, and special airworthiness certificates for research and development, for showing compliance with regulations, for crew training, and for market surveys for a  UAS with a GTOW of 12,500 lbs and under powered by electric motors, reciprocating engines, or turbo prop, or turbo jet engines.)

 

73 - (Issue original/recurrent, replacement, and/or amended special airworthiness certificates, in the experimental category, for production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests, and special airworthiness certificates for research and development, for showing compliance with regulations, for crew training, and for market surveys for a UAS with a GTOW above 12,500 lbs.)

 

74 - (Issue original/recurrent, replacement, and/or amended special airworthiness certificates, in the experimental category, for production flight testing new production aircraft, and conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have satisfactorily completed production flight tests, and special airworthiness certificates for research and development, for showing compliance with regulations, for crew training, and for market surveys for an OPA or OPA/UAS.)