Type Certificate (TC)

A Type Certificate (TC) and the associated Type Certificate Data Sheets (TCDS) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States, Transport Canada, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), or Brazil will be acceptable to the DCA.


In practice this means that the DCA will accept an aircraft from any of the above NAAs without the aircraft having to undergo any modifications to revert it to the certification standard of the State of Design.


The Type Acceptance Certificate (TAC) covers the entire aircraft and any engine/airframe combination covered by the TCDS.


In the matter of STCs embodied on an aircraft, the DCA will accept without further review any STC that has been previously approved by the above National Aviation Authorities.  These STCs will be accepted when the DCA first issues the aircraft Certificate of Airworthiness.


If an aircraft type has never been registered in Aruba before, a formal request must be submitted to have the applicable Type Certificate accepted by the DCA of Aruba.


The AUA-RLW addresses the certification of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances.


Relevant Forms and Regulations