Air Asia QZ 8501: Which state is in charge of certifying airworthiness?
Currently, the Indonesian SAR team is still looking for AirAsia QZ 8501 losing contact somewhere in near the Belitung regions. QZ 8501, PK-AXC is registered in Indonesia. Here's the aircraft detail according to airfleets.net:
Status : Written off
Last Registration : PK-AXC
Last Airline Indonesia Airasia Country : Indonesia
Date : 2005 -
Codes QZ AWQ
Callsign : Wagon Air
Web site : http://www.airasia.com
General information & flightlog
Serial number3648Type320-216First flight date25/09/2008Test registrationF-WWBZSeat configurationW10 Y180
QZ8501SUB->SIN28/12/14QZ8501SUB->SIN28/12/14QZ663SIN->SRG10/11/14See details - Add a flight Engines2 x CFMI CFM56-5B6/3
According to ICAO regulations, Indonesia as the state of registry is responsible in monitoring and issuing the certificate of airworthiness and in ensuring airworthiness regardless of where it is operated.