Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism  Civil Aviation Bureau

Circulars for aircraft safety

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Circulars for Aircraft Safety

The Civil Aviation Bureau issues circulars for aircraft safety to provide the policy, standards, guidance and other information related to JCAB activities such as certification of aircraft, approval of maintenance organization and approval of air-carrier's maintenance program.

The circulars are classified into the subjects below.

  1. Procedure and Policy concerning Certification / Approval for Aircraft / Parts
  2. Procedure and Policy concerning Approval Organization
  3. Procedure and Policy concerning Maintenance
  4. Procedure and Policy concerning Air Carrier
  5. Procedure and Policy concerning Operation Approval
  6. Other Policies
  7. Tables / Lists
 

Effective Circulars (provisional translation for non Japanese user)
It is noted that if there is a translation difference between the two languages, then Japanese should be the official language to refer to.

  • No.1-001 2012-03-30: General Policy and Procedures for Certification / Inspection
  • No.1-003 2011-06-30: Procedures for Type Certification of Japanese Manufactured Aircraft
  • No.1-004 2011-06-30: General Policy for Approval of Types and Specifications of Appliances
  • No.1-005 2014-01-22: Permission of Special flights
  • No.1-006 2016-03-20: General Policies for Permitting Test Flights, etc. for Amateur-bult Aircraft
  • No.1-007 2016-03-20: General Policies for Permitting Test Flights, etc. for Ultralight Planes and Gyroplanes
  • No.1-008 2011-06-30: Markings which shall be indicated in Japanese  for Emergency Exit, Safety Equipments, etc.
  • No.1-009 2011-06-30: Procedures for Approval of Master Minimum Equipment List
  • No.1-013 2011-06-30: Approval of Service Bulletin (SB)
  • No.1-023 2011-06-30: Administrations for Record related to Alteration of Aircraft or Design Change of Components,  (Handling Procedure of “List of Design Change Inspection”)
  • No.1-026 2015-09-16: Requirements for Installing Supplemental White Strobe Lights on Rotorcraft
  • No.1-302 2011-06-30: Policy for Establishing Certification Basis
  • No.1-303 2011-06-30: Guidelines for handling special requirements, equivalent safety,and exclusion of application
  • No.1-304 2011-06-30: Guidance for Usage of Issue Papers
  • No.1-306 2011-06-30: Procedures for Issuing Type Inspection Authorization
  • No.1-307 2011-06-30: Certification Plan
  • No.1-308 2011-06-30: Preparation and Management of Implementation Plan for Conformity Inspection and Test Witnessing
  • No.1-309 2011-06-30: Guidelines for Implementation of Conformity Inspection and Test Witnessing  
  • No.1-310 2011-06-30: Manuals for Employing a Deviation Sheet
  • No.1-311 2011-06-30: Procedures for Manufacturing Process Inspection
  • No.1-312 2011-06-30: Guidelines for Evaluation of Quality Control for Manufacturing
  • No.1-313 2011-06-30: Guidelines for Establishing Airworthiness Limitations Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
  • No.1-314 2011-06-30: Guidelines on the Preparation of Type Certificate Data Sheets
  • No.1-317 2011-06-30: General policy of the Maintenance Review Board
  • No.1-318 2011-09-13: Evaluation Procedures for the Operation and Maintenance Requirements for Domestically Manufactured Aircraft
  • No.1-319 2013-04-11: Policy for Evaluation of Certification Maintenance Requirements
 
  • No.2-001 2017-10-13: General Policy for Approved Organizations
  • No.2-002 2011-06-30: Policy for onsite inspection to a Supplier under Approved Production Organization
 
  • No.3-001 2011-06-30: Maintenance and Alteration of Aircraft
  • No.3-003 2011-06-30: Policy of Airworthiness Directives
  • No.3-008 2011-06-30: Maintenance and Alteration of Engine Sub-assemblies
  • No.3-010 2011-06-30: Standards and Inspection for Altimeters and Static Pressure Systems
  • No.3-011 2011-06-30: Periodic Inspection for Secondary Radar Transponder Equipment
  • No.3-021 2011-06-30: Guidelines for Keeping Flight Logbook after Performing Legal Inspections
  • No.3-024 2011-06-30: Maintenance of Private Aircraft
 
  • No.4-004 2015-05-08: Guidelines for Evaluating Maintenance Manuals & Detailed Implementation Procedure
  • No.4-007 2014-03-31: Policies for Establishing the Term of Validity of Airworthiness Certificate for Aircraft of Air Carrier
  • No.4-013 2011-06-30: Managing large-scale structural reair conducted outside of Manufacturer’s facility
  • No.4-014 2011-06-30: Long-term monitoring of aircraft structural safety after implementation of large scale structural repair
  • No.4-015 2012-03-30: Replacing Critical parts without Spare Parts Certification for Aircraft used for International Air Transport Service
  • No.4-017 2011-06-30: Operating hours of rented components with a limit of operating hours set by Maintenance Manuals
  • No.4-020 2014-03-31: General policy for establishing Safety Management System
 
  • No.6-001 2011-06-30: Report and communication about a failure related to an aircraft
  • No.6-002 2011-06-30: Service Difficulty Reporting Procedure
  • No.6-014 2011-06-30: Reporting of Suspected Unapproved Parts
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