Saudi Arabian Technical Standard Order Authorizations (SATSOA)


This service allows the beneficiaries to apply for a Saudi Arabian Parts Manufacturer Approval (SAPMA) under the provisions of GACAR Part 21 Subpart G to produce replacement and modification for use on Saudi Arabian-registered aircraft. (GACAR § 21.271)ز

Organizations producing articles under the provisions of GACAR Part 21.
Familiarity with the TSO process.
Interim Measures; as indicated in GACA eBook Vol. 6 Ch. 5 Sec. 1, the SATSO procedural requirements are based on similar requirements used by FAA (Ref. 14 CFR Part 21, Subpart O) and the following FAA references will be used:
1. FAA Advisory Circular 21-46 (as amended), Technical Standard Order Program.
Required Forms
Required Documents
1.Letter of application addressed to Airworthiness Manager.
2.Certification Plan
3.Compliance Checklist or Matrix
4.Technical Data
5.Quality Manual (if a new PMA applicant, or changes/revisions when applicable).
6.List of proposed designees and GACA concurrences (if required).
7.Proof of fee payment.
Delivery Time
120 business days
Terms and Conditions
1. For use on Saudi Arabian-registered aircraft 2. A TSO authorization does not approve the article to any airworthiness regulations, requirements, or other standards except the Minimum Performance Standard (MPS) listed in the specific TSO
Additional Help
Refer to GACA eBook Vol. 6 Ch. 5 Sec. 1
The letter of application should be of sufficient detail to allow the GACA to make the decision to support the project.

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