This instruction applies to all personnel and agencies of NAVAIR involved in acquisition and/or Test and Evaluation (T&E) of commercial-derivative aircraft/systems.
Purpose. To promulgate and implement the policy for engineering technical review of commercial-derivative aircraft programs. This policy integrates Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and commercial industry certification practices and data into the established Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) processes. The goal is to provide modem systems to our warfighters, while ensuring safety and confidence through strong engineering technical review. References (a) through (d) provide additional guidance to assist with implementation of this policy.