Type certificate

March 31, 2010 - 4:58am

TrueNorth Avionics has gained the initial supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Simphone Global Broadband System, billed as a compact and low-cost high-speed-data satcom system for business jets. Developed in collaboration with Cobham, the satcom system links through Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite data service and features the first use of Cobham’s recently introduced IGA 5001 intermediate-gain satcom antenna.

March 17, 2010 - 11:25am

The FAA has approved a supplemental type certificate organization designation authorization (STC ODA) for Midcoast Aviation. The designation enables the company to produce STCs in-house in support of its maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions activities. The new status replaces the company’s previous designated alteration station (DAS) approval.

February 19, 2010 - 9:13am

Southeast Aerospace Buys Global Aerospace

February 2, 2010 - 11:25am

Cessna Aircraft has completed all certification testing of its new Citation CJ4 and is in the final stages of FAA type certification approvals, the company said today at the Singapore Airshow. Three CJ4 test aircraft have completed more than 1,100 flights and accumulated more than 2,000 flight hours.

January 29, 2010 - 8:36pm

With its first A400M in the air, Airbus Military is embarking on an intensive flight trials campaign, with the aim of clearing the baseline common standard aircraft (CSA) configuration for service in 2012. As political controversy surrounded the airplane, with Airbus threatening to stop funding, the flight test team made good progress.

January 28, 2010 - 6:07am

Scott’s Helicopter of Le Sueur, Minn., has acquired the type certificate and assumed all aspects of commercial spares support, technical support and continued airworthiness for the FAA type-certified Bell 47 (H-1, 2H1, and 2H3). Henceforth the aircraft will be known as “Scott’s-Bell 47.” The Bell 47 made its first flight on Dec. 8, 1945, and Bell and its licensees built more than 5,600 before production ended in 1974.

January 27, 2010 - 9:52am

With its first A400M in the air, Airbus Military is embarking on an intensive flight trials campaign, with the aim of clearing the baseline common standard aircraft (CSA) configuration for service in 2012. As political controversy surrounded the airplane, with Airbus threatening to stop funding, the flight test team made good progress.

January 27, 2010 - 5:19am

Hawker Beechcraft last month announced it received FAA and EASA type certification for the latest King Air variant in December. Equipped with a newly designed passenger interior styled after the company’s Premier 1A, the 350i

January 14, 2010 - 11:28am

Hawker Beechcraft announced only yesterday that it received FAA and EASA type certification for the latest King Air variant more than a month ago. Equipped with a new passenger interior styled after that of the company’s Premier 1A, the 350i is now the quietest of all King Airs, according to the airframer, with cabin sound levels reduced to an average of 78 dBA by extensive soundproofing.

January 13, 2010 - 11:13am

Associated Air Center, a completions center for transport-category executive aircraft, has transitioned its designated alteration station (DAS) to organization designation authorization (ODA) at its Dallas location.

 
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