by Tushar Pednekar
Is it mandatory to obtain an FAA approval or FAR 21/FAR 145 certification for in-flight galley equipment, conforming to standard ATLAS specs, products like Standard Containers, Oven Cages, Oven Inserts (All made from Aluminum Alloy)?
None of these draw any power from the aircraft, nor are they attached or fixed to the aircraft. Simply used to store meals and utility items and removed from the aircraft galley by catering/ground service personnel.
ANSWER: The galley inserts are part of the galley certification when new. If the inserts were repaired, they would require the proper airworthiness release prior to use.