The Approval in Principle (AiP) process offers technology developers an opportunity to lay out a roadmap for full regulatory compliance by focusing on key issues.
Why an Approval in Principle?
- You gain early confidence that your technology has the potential to satisfy regulatory requirements
- Stakeholders will have confidence in their investment
- It provides you with a statement that there are no major obstacles to future certification or classification
- You can use it to provide ‘preliminary approval’ or to provide input to preliminary approval
What an Approval in Principle involves
An Approval in Principle is not a guarantee that, despite good engineering practice and judgement, the design will obtain regulatory approval or an assurance that a design can meet any code or standards requirements.
The certificate covers:
- That there are no conceptual issues related to the design concerning the appropriate regulatory requirements
- Brief detail of the technology
- Equipment type, as applicable
- Operational environment
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