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Peregrine FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) (AIR) 834328 NM

Peregrine is pleased to announce that it has received its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  This will allow Peregrine to process engineering approvals on a streamlined, expedited basis.

Peregrine founder and ODA Administrator David Rankin states, “Our team has worked tirelessly to achieve this distinguished delegation, which allows for an efficient process to better serve the aerospace industry.”

Peregrine will now be classified as Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) (AIR)‑834328‑NM. This designation allows Peregrine to develop and approve many types of STCs for Part 23, Part 25, Part 27 and Part 29 aircraft on behalf of the FAA.

This delegation will help mitigate the effects of the FAA’s heavy workload and long lead times. Project completion dates will become more predictable while Peregrine’s customers continue to receive cost effective, high-quality certification support.


What can Peregrine provide with our ODA?

Improved project turn-around time

With delegated authorization, Peregrine has end-to-end control of project certification activities without having to accommodate FAA Certification Branch workload and priorities. Peregrine projects are less likely to be impacted by other concerns of the FAA.

Improved predictability of project requirements

Peregrine is able to exercise its delegated authority to match project requirements with FAA policies and objectives without unpredictable personnel and Certification Branch changes in the middle of your STC projects. Peregrine’s ODA capability brings more control and certainty to your projects.

Better cost control

By bringing your project into the Peregrine engineering environment, customers can expect better cost control by reducing unplanned FAA Certification Branch “scope creep” or requirement escalation.

What is the ODA Process ?

The role of designated authority to perform certification and oversight tasks is detailed in the rule establishing the Organization Designation Authorization program.

“Since at least 1927, the federal government has used private persons to examine, test and inspect aircraft as part of the system for managing aviation safety. The current system of delegations has been evolving since the need for assistance by private persons was recognized over 70 years ago. Beginning in the 1940s, the FAA’s predecessor agency, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) established programs to appoint designees to perform certain tasks for airman approvals, airworthiness approvals and certification approvals. These include the Designated Engineering Representative (DER), Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR), and Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) programs.”

As stated in the FAA document “Establishment of Organization Designation Authorization Program” Federal Register: 70 FR 59931, Page: 59931-59949, “Since the formation of the first organizational designee programs, organizational designees have gained significant experience in aircraft certification matters, and the FAA has gained significant experience in managing these designee programs. We have found that the quality of the approvals processed by these organizations equals those processed by the FAA. Delegation of tasks to these organizations has allowed the FAA to focus our limited resources on more critical areas.”

What is "Designation Authorization"?

As with any authorization delegated by the FAA, Peregrine will be acting “as a representative of the Administrator, these persons or organizations are required to perform in a manner consistent with the policies, guidelines, and directives of the Administrator. When performing a delegated function, designees are legally distinct from and act independent of the organizations that employ them. The authority of these representatives to act comes from an FAA delegation and not a certificate. As provided by statute, the Administrator may at any time and for any reason, suspend or revoke a delegation. This is true even though some parts of the delegation regulations in part 183 and elsewhere refer to kinds of certificates that denote the authority granted.”

The FAA further states that “the FAA is adopting the ODA program as a means to provide more effective certification services to its customers”.