FAA DAR-T Services

What is an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR)?

A Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) is an individual designated by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to act on its behalf in the certification of type certificated and amateur-built aircraft for the issuance of airworthiness certificates, special flight permits, import aircraft, export certificates for products and articles, conformity inspections and field approvals for repair and alterations. There are two types of DARs, Manufacturing (DAR-F) and Maintenance (DAR-T). Most FAA DARs have certain functions authorized by the FAA based on their experience and technical background.

Lisa Burwell (DAR-T)
FAA Designated Maintenance Airworthiness Representative
CodeFAA DAR Authorized Function Codes
Standard Airworthiness Certification
101Issue recurrent standard airworthiness certificates (including amended or replacement certificates), and special flight permits for the purposes outlined in 14 CFR 21.197(a)(1)(2)(4), and § 21.197(b) for propeller-driven airplanes and powered or unpowered gliders.
Special Airworthiness Certification Restricted Category
114Issue recurrent special airworthiness certificates (including amended or replacement certificates), and special flight permits for the purposes outlined in 14 CFR 21.197(a)(1)(2)(4), and § 21.197(b), in the restricted category for U.S. registered propeller-driven airplanes.
Experimental Category for the Purposes of Market Survey, R&D, or Crew Training
128Issue original/recurrent special airworthiness certificates (including amended or replacement certificates), and special flight permits for the purposes outlined in 14 CFR 21.197(a)(1)(2)(4), and § 21.197(b), in the experimental category for the purpose market survey, research and development, or crew training for U.S. registered propeller-driven airplanes and powered or unpowered gliders.
Experimental Category for the Purposes of Exhibition and/or Air Racing
137Issue recurrent/original Special Airworthiness Certificates (including amended and replacement certificates), and special flight permits for the purposes outlined in 14 CFR §§ 21.197(a)(1)(2)(4) and 21.197(b), in experimental category for the purposes of operating exhibition or air racing for U.S.-registered propeller-driven aircraft located in the U.S.
Experimental Category for the Purposes of Operating Amateur-Built Aircraft
147Issue original/recurrent special airworthiness certificates (including amended and replacement certificates), and special flight permits for the purposes outlined in 14 CFR Part 21, Sect. 21.197(a)(1)(2)(4), and § 21.197(b), in the experimental category for the purpose of operating amateur built aircraft for U.S.-registered propeller driven airplanes and powered or unpowered gliders.
Light-Sport Category and Experimental Category for the Purpose of Operating Light-Sport Aircraft
157Issue recurrent/original special airworthiness certificates (including amended and replacement certificates) and special flight permits for the purposes outlined in 14 CFR 21.197(a)(1)(2)(4), and § 21.197(b),in the light-sport category, or in the experimental category for the purpose of operating light-sport aircraft for U.S. registered airplanes and powered or unpowered gliders.
158Issue recurrent/original special airworthiness certificates (including amended and replacement certificates) in the light- sport category, or in the experimental category for the purpose of operating light-sport aircraft for U.S.-registered lighter- than air-aircraft.
160Issue special flight permits for the purpose of production flight tests for U.S. registered light-sport airplanes and powered or unpowered gliders.
Export Approvals
171Issue recurrent export approvals for propeller driven airplanes and powered or unpowered gliders.
177Issue recurrent export approvals for reciprocating and turboprop/turboshaft engines.
179Issue recurrent export approvals for propellers.
180Issue recurrent/original export approvals for articles.
Domestic Approval of Engines, Propellers and Articles
188Issue recurrent airworthiness approvals for domestic shipment of reciprocating and turboprop/turboshaft engines that conform to the approved design requirements and are in a condition for safe operation.
190Issue recurrent airworthiness approvals for domestic shipment of propellers that conform to the approved design requirements and are in a condition for safe operation.
191Issue recurrent/original airworthiness approvals for domestic shipment articles that conform to the approved design requirements and are in a condition for safe operation.

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