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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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516C B/CR Template CN-6MIL-HDBK-516C Certification Basis and Compliance Report Template CN-6MIL-HDBK-5162018 04-12XLSX
USAF AW News #6USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Winter 2018)USAF AW Newsletter2018 01-05PDF
AWB-330Propulsion System Type CertificationAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2017 12-12PDF
AWB-150AAirworthiness (AW) Risk Assessment and AcceptanceAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2017 12-05PDF
516C ADFMIL-HDBK-516C Airworthiness Determination Form (ADF)MIL-HDBK-5162017 11-29DOC
AWB-210AUSAF Airworthiness (AW) PublicationsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2017 11-06PDF
AWB-150Airworthiness (AW) Risk Assessment and Acceptance Superseded by AWB-150AAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2017 09-13PDF
DODD 5030.61 (Change 2)DOD Airworthiness Policy (Change 2)DOD Directive (DODD)2017 08-24PDF
AW News #5
USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Summer 2017)USAF AW Newsletter2017 07-04PDF
AWB-210USAF Airworthiness (AW) Publications
Superseded by AWB-210A
Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2017 05-01PDF
US AF PAO ToolUS Armed Forces Public Aircraft Operations (PAO) Decision ToolOther Policy/Guidance2017 04-27PDF
AC-17-01Verification Expectations for Select Section 15 CriteriaAirworthiness Circular (AC)2017 03-23PDF
AWB-320Aerial Refueling (AR)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2017 03-03PDF
516C ADFMIL-HDBK-516C Airworthiness Determination Form (ADF)
Superseded by ADF dated, 29 Nov 2017
MIL-HDBK-5162017 03-03PDF
516C B/CR Template CN-5MIL-HDBK-516C Certification Basis and Compliance Report Template CN-5 Superseded by CN-6, dated 12 April 2018MIL-HDBK-5162016 12-05XLSX
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
AWB-1009Airworthiness Flight Authorizations - Military Type Certificate (MTC)/Military Flight Release (MFR)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2016 03-25PDF
AA-16-01Airworthiness Impacts of Lightning ProtectionAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2016 03-04PDF
AW News #4
USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Winter 2016)USAF AW Newsletter2016 02-12PDF
AWB-1012USAF Airworthiness Requirements for Contractor-Owned and Contractor-Operated (COCO) AircraftAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2015 08-19PDF
AA-15-01 MACC (516B)MIL-HDBK-516B MACC Template: AA-15-01 Electronic Flight BagMIL-HDBK-5162015 07-15XLSX
AWB-1015Airworthiness Process for Deploying New or Substitute Materials, Processes, and Product FormsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2015 07-15PDF
DODD 5030.61 (Change 1)DOD Airworthiness Policy (Change 1) Superseded by Change 2DOD Directive (DODD)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
AW News #3
USAF Airworthiness Office Newsletter (Winter 2015)USAF AW Newsletter2015 04-15PDF
516B/C ComparisonUSAF MIL-HDBK-516B to MIL-HDBK-516C ComparisonMIL-HDBK-5162015 02-05XLSX
AWB-516Change Notices for MIL-HDBK-516, Airworthiness CriteriaAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2015-01-28PDF
AA-15-01 MACC (516C)MIL-HDBK-516C MACC Template: AA-15-01 Electronic Flight BagMIL-HDBK-5162015 07-15XLSX
AA-15-01Airworthiness Impacts of Electronic Flight BagsAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2015 01-15PDF
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
US AF PAO ToolUS Armed Forces Public Aircraft Operations (PAO) Decision Tool Superseded by PAO Decision Tool, dated 27 April 2017Other Policy/Guidance2014 07-07PDF
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-1006DTA Airworthiness Authority Delegation(s) Terms and ConditionsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2012 09-28PDF
AWB-009Airworthiness Advisories
Superseded by AWB-210
Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 07-27PDF
AWB-018AMilitary Certificate of Airworthiness (MCA)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 06-29PDF
AWB-013ARisk Identification and Acceptance for Airworthiness Determinations Superseded by AWB-150Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 06-29PDF
AWB-004ADevelopment of an Airworthiness Certification BasisAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 06-17PDF
AWB-003ATACC/MACC Document Approval ProcessAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 06-17PDF
AWB-015AMilitary Type Certificate (MTC)/Supplemental Military Type Certificate (SMTC) Superseded by AWB-1009Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 05-27PDF
AWB-002AAirworthiness PlanningAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 05-17PDF
AWB-007Determining Reportability of ModificationsAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 05-11PDF
AWB-006Military Flight Release (MFR)
Superseded by AWB-1009
Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 04-13PDF
AWB-008First Flight Executive Independent Review Team (FF EIRT)Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2011 04-08PDF
AWB-019Exemptions and WaiversAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2010 12-07PDF
MIL-HDBK-516B (Expanded)Airworthiness Certification Criteria ASC/EN Expanded VersionMIL-HDBK-5162010 12-06 (2005)PDF
AWB-005TACC/MACC Document Construction and FormatAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2010 09-27PDF
AWB-014Notice of Airworthiness Board ActionAirworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2010 09-13PDF
AWB-001Procedures for Documenting and Implementing USAF Airworthiness Bulletins Superseded by AWB-210Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB)2010 08-12PDF
AA-10-03USAF Aircraft Operations in Volcanic Ash EnvironmentsAirworthiness Advisory (AA)2010 07-19PDF
AFPD 62-6USAF AirworthinessAir Force Policy Directive (AFPD)2010 06-11PDF
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
MIL-HDBK-516B (C1)Airworthiness Certification Criteria with Change 1
Superseded by MIL-HDBK-516C
MIL-HDBK-5162008 02-29PDF