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He said: "I've brought it here so that I can get it ready to pass its annual CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) certificate of airworthiness.
Current plans are to obtain a certificate of airworthiness by the end of 1972 and for the aircraft to enter service in 1973.
On the basis of the factual elements gathered in the course of the investigation, the following factual findings have been established: 1- The airplane possessed a valid Certificate of Airworthiness, and had been maintained in accordance with the relevant regulations.
He also ruled out mechanical failure saying the aircraft received a certificate of airworthiness in February.
The inspections are unannounced and cover both passenger and cargo aircraft and include checking that the required documents, including crew licences and the aircraft's certificate of airworthiness, are valid; the flight has been properly planned; the required safety equipment is serviceable; the cargo has been properly loaded; and there are no obvious defects in the airframe, undercarriage or engines.
The Birmingham Post, January 1979 50 years ago While bodies and wreckage from the Comet jet airliner Yoke Yoke, which disappeared on Thursday night with 14 passengers and a crew of seven, were reported last night to have been picked up from the sea off Italy, the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Mr Lennox-Boyd, withdrew the British certificate of airworthiness of all Comets, pending further detailed investigations into the cause of recent disasters.
The original report was headed by the same man who had approved the certificate of airworthiness for the plane, despite the fact that important maintenence records were missing.
Concorde received its certificate of airworthiness from the British air safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, on September 5, after a package of measures was developed by the aircraft's manufacturers, British Airways and Air France to ensure its safe return to service.