Type certificate

February 3, 2012 - 12:08pm
Blue Panorama SSJ100

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a type certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 on February 3, paving the way for the Russian jet’s operation by airlines in Western Europe and in countries that use EASA regulations as their reference standard.

February 3, 2012 - 2:55am

Back when David Bernstorf was involved in certifying new aircraft and developing supplemental type certificates for his employer, he joked about backing up a truck onto the parking lot of the FAA certification office and dumping the huge volumes of paper that accompany any certification program. Joking aside, all of the paper can amount to a truckload. Assembling that volume of paperwork, not to mention finding one report in the huge pile, was a frustrating endeavor.

December 20, 2011 - 4:15pm

After a year-long flight-test program powering the Thrush 510G agricultural airplane, GE Aviation received type certification from the EASA last week for its M601H-80 turboprop, a more powerful and fuel-efficient upgrade of the M601 engine the company inherited in 2008 when it purchased Czech Republic-based Walter Engines. This marks the first occasion of a GE engine receiving its initial certification from the European agency.

December 7, 2011 - 2:58pm
Aviation Partners has received an STC from the U.S. and Canada for its winglets

Transport Canada has granted Aviation Partners (API) Canadian supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for its high Mach blended winglets on the Falcon 900 series.

November 30, 2011 - 10:28am

Wichita-based BCX Software, a recently established electronic data management firm, is developing Airworthiness Management System. AMS is an electronic data-sharing product designed to streamline and standardize the process of complying with FAA requirements for obtaining airworthiness certification. 

November 23, 2011 - 10:15am
Ikhana offers a remanufactured Twin Otter fuselage with a new fatigue life of 65

You won’t hear John Zublin, CEO of Ikhana Aircraft Services, saying, “You only live once,” at least not when it comes to the Twin Otter. Ikhana has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage program.

November 1, 2011 - 1:10pm
Gulfstream G650 tail

The ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 is expected to receive FAA certification this year, as originally predicted in the timeline for the program when it was unveiled.

October 26, 2011 - 1:10pm

StandardAero announced the FAA has re-certified its supplemental type certificate (STC) organization designation authorization (ODA) status. “This is a significant event in two ways,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president, business aviation.

October 10, 2011 - 3:15pm
Flyht

Calgary, Alberta-based Flyht (Booth No. C11546) provided an update at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas on its next-generation automated flight information reporting system, the Afirs 228, which was tested in May on a Hawker 750.

October 10, 2011 - 4:50am
DH-6 Twin Otter life-extension fuselage

Engineering modification house Ikhana Aircraft Services (Booth No. C7116) expected to receive FAA supplemental type certification (STC) of its DH-6 Twin Otter fuselage life extension by the time the NBAA show began, adding to a range of other upgrades the company offers for the twin-engine turboprop.

 
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