Type certificate

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.

December 29, 2009 - 8:06am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is changing its voluntary operational evaluations to mandatory operational suitability (OS) approvals for new aircraft designs. This appears as an extension of type certification, at additional cost to manufacturers. The new rule will take effect in 2012.

December 29, 2009 - 6:05am

Munich, Germany-based 328 Support Services has received FAA repair station status for its Dornier 328 executive conversion work. The company is the type certificate holder for the Dornier 328 and is a registered production, customer support, engineering and third-party maintenance organization with headquarters at Oberpfaffenhofen Airfield.

November 25, 2009 - 6:43am

Innotech Aviation of Quebec has received a supplemental type certificate for its new Sky Berry, a system that offers business aircraft operators a “low-cost way to wirelessly receive and transmit data on their PDAs.”

Sky Berry uses a router provided by International Communications Group (ICG) of Newport News, Va. The first system was installed in a Hawker 800.

November 24, 2009 - 7:46am

The FAA will award completions center Gore Design Completions an organization designation authorization (ODA) before year-end. This designation permits Gore, with FAA oversight, to issue FAA certification approvals at its San Antonio facility.

 
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