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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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AWB–230Airworthiness EndorsementAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2023 07-12PDF
AC-23-01Airworthiness Endorsement RequirementsAirworthiness Circular (AC)2023 07-12PDF
AWB-245Non Standard Airworthiness Evaluation AssessmentAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2023 04-28PDF
AC-22-02Program Manager Airworthiness RolesAirworthiness Circular (AC)2022 11-02PDF
AA-22-01Multicore Processor Environments Supporting Safety Critical FunctionsAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2022 10-26PDF
AA-22-02Use of AI Complex Functions to Support Safety Critical FunctionalityAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2022 10-26PDF
AC-20-06ARecommended Statement of Work LanguageAirworthiness Circular (AC)2022 07-05PDF
AFLCMC/EZAC MemoList of Airworthiness Determinations for Intra-System Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Common Use Carry-On EquipmentAirworthiness Circular (AC)2022 06-30PDF
AFI 62-601USAFAirworthinessAir Force Instruction (AFI)2022 06-10PDF
AC-21-01AW Certification Requirements for Lithium BatteriesAirworthiness Circular (AC)2022 05-18PDF
AWB-160AAirworthiness ApprovalsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2022 05-18PDF
516CN-8MIL-HDBK-516C Change Notice 8 Approval Package (Impacts Section 13.2.9)MIL-HDBK-5162022 05-11PDF
EZZ Template 160-1Military Type Certificate (MTC)Template/Tool2022 01-13PDF
EZZ Template 160-2Military Flight Release (MFR)Template/Tool2022 01-13PDF
AC-20-04AAirworthiness Requirements for Equipment with Non-Rechargeable Lithium BatteriesAirworthiness Circular (AC)2022 01-12PDF
AC-18-01AFederal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification Process OverviewAirworthiness Circular (AC)2021 09-01PDF
AWB-360Commercial Derivative Aircraft AirworthinessAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2021 09-01PDF
EZZ Template 160-3SPECIAL Military Flight Release (MFR)Template/Tool2021 07-06PDF
EZZ Template 160-3-1SPECIAL Military Flight Release (MFR) for COCO AircraftTemplate/Tool2021 07-06PDF
EZZ Template 160-3-2SPECIAL Military Flight Release (MFR) for UASTemplate/Tool2021 07-06PDF
AWB-100AAirworthiness Process Overview and TerminologyAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2021 06-03PDF
AWB-120AModification Airworthiness, Relatedness and Reportability DeterminationAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2021 06-02PDF
AWB-130Certification BasisAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2021 06-02PDF
AWB-140Compliance ReportAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2021 06-02PDF
EZZ Template 130-2Certification Basis Cover PageTemplate/Tool2021 03-02PDF
EZZ Template 110-1Airworthiness Plan Templates (full & mod templates embedded in file)Template/Tool2021 02-16DOCX
AWB-210BAirworthiness (AW) PublicationsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2021 01-28PDF
AWB-110Airworthiness PlanningAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2021 01-01PDF
EZZ Template 130-1Certification Bases & Compliance Report Template (CN-7)Template/Tool2020 12-09XLSX
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)Template/Tool2020 10-06XLSX
AWB-150BAirworthiness (AW) Risk Assessment and AcceptanceAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2020 09-30PDF
AC-20-02Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Airworthiness AssessmentsAirworthiness Circular (AC)2020 07-31PDF
AWB-350Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airworthiness (AW)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2020 07-31PDF
EZZ Template 140-1Airworthiness Assessment Report (Prescribed by AC-19-05)Template/Tool2020 06-15PDF
EZZ Template 190-1FAA MCO Sponsorship NotificationTemplate/Tool2019 12-11DOC
516CN-7MIL-HDBK-516C Change Notice 7 Approval Package (Impacts Section 4.4)MIL-HDBK-5162019 12-04PDF
AC-19-05Alternate Airworthiness Product Format for Non-reportable ModificationsAirworthiness Circular (AC)2019 12-02PDF
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
EZZ Template 170-1Military Certificate of Airworthiness (MCA)Template/Tool2019 08-20PDF
AC-19-03Artifacts Required to Initiate Compliance AssessmentAirworthiness Circular (AC)2019 06-19PDF
AWSTAirworthiness Schedule TrackerTemplate/Tool2019 05-14XLSX
AFLCMC ProcessAFLCMC Standard Process for Reportable Airworthiness Flight Authorization (TAA-issued AW Approvals) v1.5Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2019 02-21PDF
AFPD-62-6USAF AirworthinessAir Force Policy Directive (AFPD)2019 01-16PDF
AA-15-01Airworthiness Impacts of Electronic Flight BagsAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2018 12-21PDF
MACC (516B) AC-15-01MIL-HDBK-516CB MACC Template: AC-15-01 Electronic Flight BagTemplate/Tool2018 12-21XLSX
AC-18-02USAF Maintenance & Operations Airworthiness Evaluations of Contractor-Owned and Contractor-Operated SystemsAirworthiness Circular (AC)2018 10-26PDF
AWB-340USAF Airworthiness Requireents for Contractor-Owned and Contractor-Operated (COCO) Air SystemsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2018 10-26PDF
MACC (516C) AC-15-01MIL-HDBK-516CC MACC Template: AC-15-01 Electronic Flight BagTemplate/Tool2018 10-26XLSX
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 GuardTemplate/Tool2018 01-02PDF
AWB-325Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Compliance Assessment ProcessAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2017 11-03PDF
USAF AW News #5USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Summer 2017)USAF AW Newsletter2017 07-04PDF
US AF PAO Tool (04-17)US Airmed Forces Public Aircraft Operations (PAO) Decision ToolTemplate/Tool2017 04-27PDF
AC-17-01Verification Expectations for Select Section 15 CriteriaAirworthiness Circular (AC)2017 03-23PDF
ADF 516 ExpandedMIL-HDBK-516B (Expanded) Airworthiness Determination Form (ADF)Template/Tool2017 03-17DOCX
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 62-601 (AFMC)USAF Airworthiness - Air Force Materiel Command SupplementAir Force Instruction (AFI)2016 03-28PDF
AA-16-01Airworthiness Impacts of Lightning ProtectionAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2016 03-25PDF
USAF AW News #4USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Winter 2016)USAF AW Newsletter2016 02-12PDF
AFI 10-4201, Vol 3Air Advising OperationsAir Force Instruction (AFI)2015 06-25PDF
AA-15-03New 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
USAF AW News #3USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Winter 2015)USAF AW Newsletter2015 04-15PDF
516B/C ComparisonUSAF MIL-HDBK-516B to MIL-HDBK-516C ComparisonTemplate/Tool2015 02-05XLSX
MIL-HDBK-516CAirworthiness Certification CriteriaMIL-HDBK-5162014 12-12PDF
USAF AW News #2USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Fall 2014)USAF AW Newsletter2014 11-03PDF
USAF AW News #1USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Summer 2014)USAF AW Newsletter2014 07-22PDF
AWB-1007Airworthiness Audit ProcessAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2012 09-28PDF
AWB-018AMilitary Certificate of Airworthiness (MCA)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 06-29PDF
AA-10-03USAF Aircraft Operations in Volcanic Ash EnvironmentsAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2010 07-19PDF
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