Matching an Envelope with a Different Manufacturer’s Bottom End

Pilots intending to ship a partial system and match up with another system in the US must be aware of what is permitted by the respective manufacturer’s type data sheets (TCDS).  The FAA will be verifying that the marriage of different brands is permitted by the applicable manufacturer’s type data sheet and Supplemental Type certificates (STC).

Pilots may research TCDS at: Type Certificate Data Sheets  and the Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) if they are looking to find out if they can legally use their envelope over a US registered basket.