In accordance with the Joined Airworthiness Requirements (JAR) an Office of Airworthiness has been set up within the DLR Design Organisation. It acts as a link between the Design Organisation and the German aviation authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA). The Office of Airworthiness represents the interests within the design organisation concerning airworthiness matters, in particular type investigation, type certification and continued airworthiness.
Furthermore the Office of Airworthiness receives the obligations and requirements from the LBA comments on it and distributes it inside the Design Organisation.
Main responsibilities of the Office of Airworthiness according to Part 21 are: