An Aerodrome Operator must ensure that, at any time in its operating life, an aerodrome condition supports safe flight operations. The design Information that enables the Aerodrome Operator to execute the continuing function is an integral part of aerodrome certification. The Authority must be assured that the aerodrome operator has sufficient information to ensure that the conditions for safe flight operation are met to issue and maintain certification.

An applicant for aerodrome certification must provide (amongst other things) the design information and procedures in order to enable the aerodrome operator to ensure the continuing safe flight operations at the Aerodrome. The following information is the minimum required to be provided:

  • Documents that describe specific scheduled maintenance task and their frequency of completion
  • Descriptive data and instructions that enable inspections, processes and procedures necessary to keep the aerodrome in a condition for safe flight operation

The Aerodrome Operator will use this information to develop and conduct maintenance and inspection processes and procedures to ensure that the aerodrome is always in a condition to support safe flight operations.

What We Do

The DASA will review, on a non-exhaustive basis, the information and procedures associated with continuing safe operation of the aerodrome before issuing an aerodrome certificate. Upon becoming aware of any non-compliance, the applicant and/or the Aerodrome Operator should bring this to the attention of the DASA as it as it has the potential to affect the certification status.

How Do I Apply?

Application for an Aerodrome Certificate is made through an application form submitted to the Authority. This form attests that design information is provided to support continuing safe flight operations at the aerodrome.

A record of the documents and information that is provided for continuing to support safe flight operations can be captured in the Aerodrome Certification Basis Template. The template and guide for use of the template can be found in the downloads area of this webpage.

I Want To Learn More…

If you want to learn more about establishing arrangements for continuing safe operations of defence aerodromes, please consult the DASR 139 (Aerodrome) Regulations at DASR 139 Aerodromes and the following resources:

Guidance Material


DASR Forms


  • DASDRM S6 Ch 2 CB Template

    TBD – Contact DASA Aerodromes
  • DASDRM S6 Ch 3 CB Template

    TBD – Contact DASA Aerodromes
  • DASDRM S6 Ch 4 CB Template

    TBD – Contact DASA Aerodromes
  • User Guide – Certification Basis Template

    TBD – Contact DASA Aerodromes


If you have questions about this topic please contact

For DASR queries please submit a DASR Query Form (DQF) Form 110 

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DASA Web Page Certification Process and Programmes
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DASA Web Page Demonstrate Compliance