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 8 June 2022.


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

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