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.
StandardAero’s Springfield, Ill. facility has received supplemental type certificate (STC) organization designation authorization (ODA) from the FAA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Aviation Safety Agency earlier this month 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 it filed for bankruptcy. Attempts are currently under way by interested parties to purchase what remains of Eclipse’s assets, but the bankruptcy court has thus far accepted none of the bids.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued Preliminary Regulatory Impact Assessment for replacement parts. It reviews existing EASA Part 21 regulations pertaining to replacement parts and compares them with current FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) regulations.
Bell Helicopter anticipates receiving Transport Canada type certification for the 429 twin-turbine light helicopter by the end of June, followed swiftly by FAA validation and, a few weeks farther out, EASA approval. Company officials told AIN that all component testing and flight testing is complete, with just software approval remaining for Canadian certification.
Australia has changed its aviation regulations to simplify the process of developing Airworthiness Directives (ADs). Under the new system, ADs issued by a foreign aviation authority will be adopted automatically in Australia, and operators will be required to comply with ADs issued by the authority of the state of design of the aircraft.