Published date: 8 March 2021


This Advisory Circular (AC) provides an acceptable means of compliance for an applicant for the issue of an airworthiness certificate Special Category - Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) under Civil Aviation Rule Part 21 Subpart H rule 21.201, including type acceptance of the first example, and some continuing airworthiness aspects for operators. It also details the equivalent standards acceptable to the Director under rule 21.201(a)(11)(i) and provides guidance for a New Zealand designer or manufacturer of an LSA.

Related rules

This AC relates specifically to Rule paragraph 21.201 and Civil Aviation Rule Part 43 and Part 91.

Change notice

Revision 1 updates Appendix 2 – New Zealand LSA Type Acceptances Completed, adjusts the layout in line with the current standard for ACs, updates a form reference in the maintenance and inspection section, adds a version history and makes other minor stylistic changes.