Airworthiness Engineering Standards (NAS9945 series)

Airworthiness Engineering Standards (NAS9945 series)

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In July 2020, AIA published a new AIA National Aerospace Standard for airworthiness engineering called NAS9945, Airworthiness Engineering Training and Education.  In 2022, AIA working groups approved and published three additional NAS9945 standards, developed in conjunction with industry, academia, and government and military partners as follows:

NAS9945-1, Airworthiness Engineering Academic Curricula

  • Focuses on curricula structure, content and the instructional expectations considered necessary and sufficient for educating post-secondary students in the basic principles of aircraft certification and airworthiness engineering that complies with national, regional, and professional accreditation standards for universities, colleges, and other academic entities at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Recommends structure and content for organizations and institutions that provide airworthiness related education and training generally for employees and individuals supporting products and/or services requiring airworthiness related knowledge and skills.

NAS9945-2, Airworthiness Engineering Training and Education – Civil Aviation

  • Provides content related guidance for developing and conducting airworthiness training and education programs to address the needs of industry and government, with specific emphasis on civil aviation airworthiness and certification.
  • Provides course content guidance for colleges and universities
  • Provides guidance to industry for providing professional advancement of working engineers and technicians in the aerospace community who are involved with certification and continuing airworthiness of civilian aircraft through activities such as design, testing, manufacturing, repair and/or maintenance.

NAS9945-3, Airworthiness Engineering Training and Education – Defense and Military

  • Provides content related guidance for developing and conducting airworthiness training and education programs to address the needs of industry and government, with specific emphasis on defense and military aviation airworthiness and certification.
  • Provides course content guidance for colleges and universities
  • Provides guidance to industry for providing professional advancement of working engineers and technicians in the aerospace community who are involved with certification and continuing airworthiness of military and other public aircraft through activities such as design, testing, manufacturing, repair and/or maintenance.

NAS9945-2 Appendix A – Recommended Resources

As a resource to users of the NAS9945 series, AIA provides a copy of NAS9945-2, Appendix A on this website so that the weblinks within may be updated periodically.