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USAF MIL-HDBK-516 Airworthiness Certification Library

USAF Airworthiness Certification Library

Dayton Aerospace military airworthiness experts remain on the leading edge of airworthiness certification processes and procedures. As the field of airworthiness has evolved, so has the guidance and information used in military certifications beyond MIL-HDBK-516, Airworthiness Certification Criteria. Many of the source documents are available for public release—but a .mil account is required to access the US Air Force (USAF) library.

The table below is a complete repository of all current, publicly releasable USAF and Department of Defense (DOD) airworthiness source documentation.

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AC-20-01Airworthiness Approvals for Aeromedical EvacuationAirworthiness Circular (AC)2020 10-06PDF
AC-20-01 CB TemplateAeromedical Evacuation (AE) Equipment Certification Basis Template (Attch to AC-20-01)Templates/Tools2020 10-06XLSX
AC-20-04Airworthiness Requirements for Equipment with Non-Rechargeable Lithium BatteriesAirworthiness Circular (AC)2020 09-30PDF
AWB-150BAirworthiness (AW) Risk Assessment and AcceptanceAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2020 09-30PDF
AWB-100Airworthiness Process Overview and TerminologyAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2020 09-01PDF
AWB-350Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airworthiness (AW)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2020 07-31PDF
AC-20-02Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Airworthiness AssessmentsAirworthiness Circular (AC)2020 07-31PDF
AFLCMC/EZZ Template 160-1Military Type Certificate (MTC)Templates/Tools2020 03-31XLSX
AFLCMC/EZZ Template 160-2Military Flight Release (MFR)Templates/Tools2020 03-31XLSX
AFLCMC/EZZ Template 190-1FAA MCO Sponsorship NotificationTemplates/Tools2019 12-11XLSX
516CN-7MIL-HDBK-516C Change Notice 7 Approval Package (Impacts Section 4.4)MIL-HDBK-5162019 12-04PDF
AFLCMC/EZZ Template 130-1Certification Bases & Compliance Report Template (CN1-7)Templates/Tools2019 12-04XLSX
AC-19-05Alternate Airworthiness Product Format for Non-reportable ModificationsAirworthiness Circular (AC)2019 12-02PDF
AFLCMC/EZ Template 140-1Airworthiness Assessment Report (Prescribed by AC-19-05)Templates/Tools2019 12-02DOC
AFLCMC/EZZ Template 160-3SPECIAL Military Flight Release (MFR)Templates/Tools2019 11-12XLSX
AWB-345USAF Airworthiness Policy for Security Cooperation (SC) ProgramsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2019 09-24PDF
AC-19-04Delegated Technical Authority Annual ReportsAirworthiness Circular (AC)2019 09-11PDF
AFLCMC/EZZ Template 110-1Airworthiness Determination Form (ADF) (516C)Templates/Tools2019 08-20DOC
AFLCMC/EZZ Template 170-1Military Certificate of Airworthiness (MCA)Templates/Tools2019 08-20XLSX
AC-19-03Artifacts Required to Initiate a Compliance AssessmentAirworthiness Circular (AC)2019 06-19PDF
AWSTAirworthiness Schedule TrackerTemplates/Tools2019 05-14XLSX
AC-19-01Military Flight Release (MFR) UpdatesAirworthiness Circular (AC)2019 03-04PDF
NAAFLCMC Standard Process for Reportable Airworthiness Flight Authorization (TAA-issued Airworthiness Approvals) v1.5Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2019 02-21PDF
AFPD 62-6USAF AirworthinessAir Force Policy Directive (AFPD)2019 01-16PDF
AA-15-01*Airworthiness Impacts of Electronic Flight BagsAirworthiness Circular (AC)2018 12-21PDF
MACC (516B) - AC-15-01MIL-HDBK-516B MACC Template: AC-15-01 Electronic Flight BagTemplates/Tools2018 12-21XLSX
MACC (516C) - AC-15-01MIL-HDBK-516C MACC Template: AC-15-01 Electronic Flight BagTemplates/Tools2018 12-21XLSX
AWB-340USAF Airworthiness Requirements for Contractor-Owned and Contractor-Operated (COCO) Air SystemsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2018 10-26PDF
AC-18-01Federal Aviation Administration Certification Process OverviewAirworthiness Circular (AC)2018 10-26PDF
AC-18-02USAF Maintenance & Operations Airworthiness Evaluations of Contractor Owned & Contractor Operated SystemsAirworthiness Circular (AC)2018 10-26PDF
DODD 5030.61 (Change 3)DOD Airworthiness Policy (Change 3)DOD Directive (DODD)2018 08-31PDF
AWB-225Airworthiness Delegated Technical AuthoritiesAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2018 08-20PDF
AWB-320AAerial Refueling (AR)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2018 07-31PDF
AWB-215Change Notices for MIL-HDBK-516, Airworthiness Certification CriteriaAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2018 07-23PDF
AWB-330APropulsion System Type CertificationAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2018 04-17PDF
516CN-6MIL-HDBK-516C Change Notice 6 Approval Package (Impacts Section 8.4)MIL-HDBK-5162018 04-05PDF
USAF AW News #6USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Winter 2018)USAF AW Newsletter2018 01-05PDF
AVS-OA-ACE-18-CE-001409Support for Military Commercial Derivative Aircraft Federal Reimbursable Agreement between Department of Transportation (DoT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast GuardTemplates/Tools2018 01-02PDF
AWB-210AUSAF Airworthiness (AW) PublicationsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2017 11-06PDF
AWB-325Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Compliance Assessment ProcessAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2017 11-03PDF
AW News #5
USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Summer 2017)USAF AW Newsletter2017 07-04PDF
US AF PAO ToolUS Armed Forces Public Aircraft Operations (PAO) Decision ToolTemplates/Tools2017 04-27PDF
AC-17-01Verification Expectations for Select Section 15 CriteriaAirworthiness Circular (AC)2017 03-23PDF
ADF (516B Expanded)MIL-HDBK-516B (Expanded) Airworthiness Determination Form (ADF)Templates/Tools2017 03-17DOC
EZFC-CSB-16-001USAF Revision of MIL-HDBK-516C Section 9.1.1 Escape System Safety Compatibility Criteria Standard; Supporting Data and Legacy CriteriaCrew Systems Bulletin (CSB)2016 11-28PDF
516CN-5MIL-HDBK-516C Change Notice 5 Approval Package (Impacts Section 9.1.1)MIL-HDBK-5162016 11-09PDF
516CN-1MIL-HDBK-516C Change Notice 1 Approval Package (Impacts Section 4.4.6)MIL-HDBK-5162016 05-10PDF
516CN-2MIL-HDBK-516C Change Notice 2 Approval Package (Impacts Sections 5.7.1 to 5.7.5)MIL-HDBK-5162016 05-10PDF
516CN-3MIL-HDBK-516C Change Notice 3 Approval Package (Impacts Section 5.1.8)MIL-HDBK-5162016 05-10PDF
516CN-4MIL-HDBK-516C Change Notice 4 Approval Package (Impacts Section 6.1)MIL-HDBK-5162016 05-10PDF
AFI 62-601USAF Airworthiness - Air Force Materiel Command SupplementAir Force Instruction (AFI)2016 03-28PDF
AWB-1009Airworthiness Flight Authorizations - Military Type Certificate (MTC)/Military Flight Release (MFR)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2016 03-25PDF
AA-16-01*Airworthiness Impacts of Lightning ProtectionAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2016 03-04PDF
AW News #4
USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Winter 2016)USAF AW Newsletter2016 02-12PDF
AWB-1015Airworthiness Process for Deploying New or Substitute Materials, Processes, and Product FormsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2015 07-15PDF
AFI 10-4201, Vol 3Air Advising OperationsAir Force Instruction (AFI)2015 06-25PDF
AA-15-03*New or Modified Stores on Mission Design Series (MDS)Airworthiness Advisory (AA)2015 05-29PDF
AA-15-02FAME Contamination Limit Change for Commercial Jet Fuel (Jet A/Jet A-1)Airworthiness Advisory (AA)2015 04-28PDF
AW News #3
USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Winter 2015)USAF AW Newsletter2015 04-15PDF
516B/C ComparisonUSAF MIL-HDBK-516B to MIL-HDBK-516C ComparisonTemplates/Tools2015 02-05XLSX
MIL-HDBK-516CAirworthiness Certification CriteriaMIL-HDBK-5162014 12-12PDF
AW News #2
USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Fall 2014)USAF AW Newsletter2014 11-03PDF
AWB-1011AAirworthiness Expert EndorsementAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2014 09-04PDF
AW News #1
USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Summer 2014)USAF AW Newsletter2014 07-22PDF
AFLCMC OI 62-601USAF Airworthiness Processes for Delegated Technical Authority (DTA)AFLCMC Operating Instruction (OI)2013 12-05PDF
AWB-1007Airworthiness Audit ProcessAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2012 09-28PDF
AWB-018AMilitary Certificate of Airworthiness (MCA)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 06-29PDF
AWB-003ATACC/MACC Document Approval ProcessAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 06-17PDF
AWB-004ADevelopment of an Airworthiness Certification BasisAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 06-17PDF
AWB-002AAirworthiness PlanningAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 05-17PDF
AWB-007Determining Reportability of ModificationsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 05-11PDF
AWB-005TACC/MACC Document Construction and FormatAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2010 09-27PDF
AA-10-03USAF Aircraft Operations in Volcanic Ash EnvironmentsAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2010 07-19PDF
AFI 62-601USAF AirworthinessAir Force Instruction (AFI)2010 06-11PDF
AA-10-01Volcanic Ash Effects on Aircraft and Procedures for Addressing ExposureAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2010 04-28PDF
AA-09-02Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Advisory Pertaining to Certain Red Color Light Emitting Diodes (LED)Airworthiness Advisory (AA)2009 03-06PDF
AA-08-02Lead-free ElectronicsAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2008 03-31PDF