Forms 8110-3 and 8100-9 titled Statement of Compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations: an A&P technician can spend their whole career working on aircraft and never encounter either one these documents. But if one is needed for a project on an aircraft, the documents, and what they represent, are critically important. Whenever a major repair or alteration occurs on an aircraft, a Form 337 is utilized. The 337 (and the aircraft repair or alteration) will both require some sort of FAA approved Reference Data in which to support the modification. If a repair or alteration is beyond the scope of the aircraft’s SRM, then engineering will be required. This is where Form 8110-3 and/or 8100-9 come in.


The objective of this course is to better understand Forms 8110-3 and 8100-9, and to be able to determine which document is to be used to support the modification; who can issue the document; and what needs to addressed in each document. Additionally, we’ll cover how these documents should be handled; what happens with the documents once they’re employed; and where these documents should reside in an aircraft’s permanent record.


This course will benefit A&P Technicians and Students, Repair Station Technicians, Repairmen, Designated Engineering and Airworthiness Representatives, aircraft engineers and anyone needing a better understanding of using or working with FAA Forms 8110-3 or 8100-9 Data Approval documents.

Course Instructor

Bruce Spaulding Author

Bruce is a twenty-year veteran of the US Armed Forces where he worked on various military and civilian aircraft, eventually earning his Airframe and Powerplant License. Upon retiring from the military, Bruce began instructing at a well-known Aviation School teaching various courses on aircraft documentation, records management, and logbook discipline. While working in the US Military, and even after-words as an A&P Instructor, Bruce continues to consult with various Part 91, 125 and 135 Operators on the proper management and administration of aircraft records and documentation. With a drive to teach both beginning and seasoned aircraft maintenance professionals in the care and handling of the important documents we use every day in business aviation, Bruce joined The Foundation for Business Aircraft Records Excellence as its primary Instructor for BAR’s Educational Courses on Business Aircraft Documentation and Recordkeeping.

8110-3 and 8100-9 Data Approval Course

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