Standards organizations

April 5, 2013 - 1:25am

The Swiss Accreditation Service has officially acknowledged Lantal Laboratory as a “test center for railway and aircraft typical flammability tests pursuant to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.”

According to the Langenthal, Switzerland-based transportation and fashion specialist, the laboratory is authorized to perform burn tests with all materials and components used in aircraft interiors.

September 1, 2009 - 7:18am

The National Fire Protection Association’s technical committee on airport facilities has dropped a proposed requirement for automatic sprinkler systems in Group III hangars. The revision to the NFPA 409 Standard on Aircraft Hangars is set to be submitted to the NFPA Standards Council for final approval, according to NATA, and included in the 2010 revision of NFPA 409.

June 29, 2009 - 12:14pm

If they didn’t already know it, attendees at the NATA FBO Leadership Conference held last month in Chantilly, Va., learned that fire codes set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) can have a huge effect on the cost of building new hangars. They also learned that even more stringent local fire codes can make hangar construction costs prohibitively expensive.

April 1, 2009 - 11:03am

In a survey of members who own or operate aircraft hangars, the National Air Transportation Association asked how new National Fire Protection Association 409 foam fire-suppression requirements would affect their businesses. According to NATA, “Forty-four percent of respondents claim that they have cancelled plans to build a hangar or have reduced hangar size because of the cost of compliance with NFPA 409.

February 23, 2009 - 11:06am

A group of industry representatives from helicopter OEMs, training companies and operators is close to submitting to the International Civil Aviation Organization a formal framework of recommendations aimed at standardizing flight training devices. The work began three years ago and will eventually consume 80,000 man hours and cost between $5 million and $8 million.

February 4, 2009 - 9:59am

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says its new revised NFPA 409 standard does not require Group II hangars to be fitted with foam fire-suppression systems, as was previously thought by NATA and NBAA and reported in last week’s issue of AINmxReports.

January 28, 2009 - 10:23am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) says requiring foam fire suppression systems to be installed in Group II hangars is financially “impractical and not justifiable.” Group II hangars cover more than 12,000 sq ft and their main doors are up to 28 feet high.

March 4, 2008 - 6:01am

CRS Jet Spares’ quality management system has been recertified to the ISO 9001:2000 and AS9120 standards as a result of a recent audit by its registrar, Bureau Veritas Certification of North America.

October 8, 2007 - 6:27am

Executive Jet Management recently earned ISO 9001:2000 certification, making the company one of the few U.S. charter, management and maintenance companies to receive such approval. The ISO 9000 series of standards represents an international consensus on quality-management practices with the objective of ensuring that a company can “consistently achieve customer and regulatory quality requirements,” EJM said.

October 4, 2007 - 6:04am

By next summer, a corporate flight department, probably one based in Europe, will become the first recipient of a certificate confirming that it fully meets the international standards for business aircraft operations (IS-BAO).

 
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