Type certificate

October 18, 2009 - 1:29pm

Hubbard Aviation Technologies of St. Paul, Minn., last week signed a contract with Aeroshear Aviation Services of Van Nuys, Calif., to fabricate and install engine hush kits for the Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8 engines powering Gulfstream GIIs and GIIIs. Called the QS3, “for quiet Spey engines,” according to Stanley Hubbard, CEO of Hubbard Aviation Technologies and Hubbard Broadcasting, the kits are priced at $2.4 million (installed).

October 1, 2009 - 7:35am

StandardAero has received supplemental type certification (STC) to remove Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41 or -42 series engines on the Beechcraft King Air 200/200C/B200/B200C and replace them with PT6A-52 engines and four-blade Hartzell propellers. It is the same engine and propeller combination that is type certified on the new Beechcraft King Air B200GT.

October 1, 2009 - 7:30am

Gulfstream Aerospace recently received an expansion of its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) to include final-phase manufacturing and service-center work at its headquarters in Savannah as well as its facilities in Appleton, Wis.; Brunswick, Ga.; Dallas; and Long Beach, Calif.

September 2, 2009 - 10:33am

The FAA has issued a draft Advisory Circular (AC) that is intended to help supplemental type certificate applicants determine whether a modification involves a minor or major change to type design.

September 1, 2009 - 10:57am

During the company’s 40th-anniversary celebration in July at its Grand Prairie, Texas headquarters, American Eurocopter cut the ribbon for its new customer service and fleet operations center (CSFC).The FAA has authorized American Eurocopter to operate under the agency’s new organization designation authorization (ODA) program.

August 31, 2009 - 6:14am

StandardAero’s Springfield, Ill. facility has received supplemental type certificate (STC) organization designation authorization (ODA) from the FAA.

July 29, 2009 - 10:42am

The FAA has authorized American Eurocopter to operate under the new organization designation authorization (ODA) program. The ODA allows American Eurocopter to act on behalf of the agency when approving and issuing supplemental type certificates (STCs). “This designation will allow us to be more responsive to market demands and significantly improve our reactiveness to our customers’ requirements.

July 27, 2009 - 11:16am

The European Aviation Safety Agency suspended the European type certificate (TC) held by bankrupt Eclipse Aviation. The company was granted the EASA type certificate on Nov. 21, 2008, and four days later Eclipse Aviation filed for bankruptcy.

July 22, 2009 - 8:05am

StandardAero has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) at its Springfield, Ill. location. The designation allows the company to approve design data, tests and analysis as well as make a finding of compliance to the regulations allowing them to sign an STC on behalf of the FAA for aircraft alterations.

July 1, 2009 - 11:14am

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) recently reached an agreement with the FAA that extends an existing aviation treaty-level document to cover the manufacture of approved parts. The changes center on a bilateral aviation safety agreement that Australia and the U.S. signed in 2005.