Hawker Beechcraft’s factory-owned service center in Chester, UK, has been authorized as an EASA Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (Camo). The new organizational structure allows the OEM to issue and extend an airworthiness review certificate that replaces the annual Certificate of Airworthiness requirement.
Eurocopter is offering continuing airworthiness management under the EASA’s Part M rules. The manufacturer can thus provide airworthiness maintenance on behalf of operators, for their in-service aircraft.
The Nigerian government will ban aircraft not equipped with an ELT after January 1, and it will not allow any aircraft lacking such a device to be registered or granted a certificate of airworthiness. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority recently announced the decision at a stakeholders’ meeting to review the search-and-rescue operation to find a Beech 1900 that crashed and disappeared over Obudu in Cross River State on March 15.
Despite recent news reports suggesting that Sino Swearingen’s Taiwan-government-backed investors are considering exiting the program, “Taiwan continues to support our program,” Mark Fairchild, vice president for marketing and sales, told AIN, “and at the same time is looking for additional investors to help increase our production rate.” The second delivery of a Sino Swearingen SJ30 was imminent as this issue went to press.