Airworthiness Review Board

The Airworthiness Review Board (ARB) is one of the two boards that govern the DND/CAF Airworthiness Program. The ARB has been established to manage the interface between the operational and technical airworthiness of all in-service aircraft types through annual reviews. The ARB is co-chaired by the Technical Airworthiness Authority (TAA) and the Operational Airworthiness Authority (OAA).

The responsibilities of the ARB are:

  • to co-ordinate and manage the interfaces between the operational, technical and investigative portions of the airworthiness program
  • to inform the Airworthiness Authority (AA) on airworthiness matters
  • to annually review, by fleet, the airworthiness status of each aircraft type
  • to approve, as appropriate, the issue of the "release to service" for each aircraft type
  • to call for and consider reports on airworthiness issues as it deems appropriate
  • to recommend, where appropriate, any action required by the OAA, TAA and Airworthiness Investigative Authority (AIA)

The next ARB meeting is scheduled for 24 November 2021.


For more information on the ARB, please contact DTAES 2-2:

  • by email, or
  • by phone: +1-819-939-4813 
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