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Defence Aviation Safety Authority

Initial Airworthiness

DIA-DASA provides all Authority functions related to the Initial Airworthiness of manned and unmanned aircraft which includes; prescription, interpretation and promotion of Initial Airworthiness regulations and design standards, approval and oversight of military design organisations and holders of Military Type Certificates and issue of Military Type Certificates, and Supplemental Type Certificates and approval of major changes and Military Permits to Fly.

DIA-DASA also provides several Authority functions related to Defence aerodromes and heliports (both land-based and ship-based), which include; prescription, interpretation and promotion of aerodrome and heliport design requirements, provision of authority recommendations for entry into flight trails for shipborne heliports and certification of Defence aerodromes and heliports. The remaining functions are provided by ACPA-DASA.


Type Certification
UAS Certification