New regulations on issuance of Certification of technical eligibility of aviation equipment manufactured in Vietnam

New regulations on issuance of Certification of technical eligibility of aviation equipment manufactured in Vietnam
Nguyễn Thị Diễm My

On February 23, 2024, the Government issued Decree 20/2024/ND-CP amending the Decree 05/2021/ND-CP on management and operation of airports and aerodromes and Decree 64/2022/ND-CP on amendments to some Articles of Decrees on business operations in civil aviation industry in Vietnam.

New regulations on issuance of Certification of technical eligibility of aviation equipment manufactured in Vietnam

The regulations on issuance of Certification of technical eligibility of aviation equipment and vehicles manufactured, assembled or remodeled in Vietnam are as follows:

(1) For the aviation equipment or vehicle operating in the airport or aerodrome is under the management of 01 airports authority, the airports authority shall issue the certificate of technical eligibility to the aviation equipment or vehicle manufactured, assembled or remodeled in Vietnam.

(2) Except for the cases specified in clause (1), the CAAV shall issue the certificate of technical eligibility to the aviation equipment or vehicle manufactured, assembled or remodeled in Vietnam

(3) An applicant for the certificate of technical eligibility of aviation equipment or vehicle manufactured, assembled or remodeled in Vietnam shall submit an application to the airports authority as prescribed in clause (1) or to the CAAV as prescribed in clause (2), whether in person, by post or online or by another appropriate method. The application consists of:

- The application form defined in Form No. 08a in the Appendix of Decree 20/2024/ND-CP;

- Copies or electronic copies of the standards and technical regulations applied;

- Copies or electronic copies of relevant documents on technical and detailed design; materials; method and process of production; instructions for installation, operation, maintenance and assembly; main norms, specifications, limits and functionalities;

- A copy or electronic copy of the transfer record or the pre-operation commissioning record;

- Copies or electronic copies of the written records of product examination, testing and evaluation by qualified entities as per legal regulations;

- A copy or electronic copy of the trial operation report based on the product’s norms, specifications, limits and functionalities.

(4) Within 15 days from the receipt of the application as regulated, the airports authority (prescribed in clause (1)) or the CAAV (prescribed in clause (2)) shall conduct the requisite examination(s) and test(s) then issue the certificate of technical eligibility for the aviation equipment or vehicle, as defined in Form No. 09 (for the CAAV) and Form No. 10 (for the airports authority) in the Appendix of Decree 20/2024/ND-CP or provide a written explanation for its rejection of the application to the applicant.  The examination consist of:

- Determination of the effectiveness and conformity with technical standards and regulations applied by the manufacturer to produce the product;

- Physical inspection of the product; inspection of the commissioning result;

- Inspection of the results of the essential examination and evaluation of the product according to technical regulations and standards applied; Regarding aviation equipment or vehicle manufactured, assembled or remodeled in Vietnam applying the world’s advanced technology which Vietnam has yet to, conduct or request the applicant to contract a capable independent organization to conduct essential examination and tests to appraise the compliance with technical requirements and standards applied;

- Inspection of the result of trial operation.

More details can be found in Decree 20/2024/ND-CP effective from April 10, 2024.

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