Type certificate

August 16, 2012 - 3:55pm

Gulfstream Aerospace’s two newest aircraft–the super-midsize G280 and wide-cabin G650–are both on final approach to receive their respective FAA certification, the company announced yesterday.

August 6, 2012 - 4:20pm

Andrew K. Anderson pled guilty to a charge of conspiracy on July 23 in U.S. District Court, Atlanta, Georgia, for his role in the forgery of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). Anderson, owner of Andrew K.

July 11, 2012 - 6:10pm

The problems with the A400M’s TP400-D6 turboprop engine that caused the airlifter to be scratched from this week’s Farnborough International flight demonstrations will slow civil certification and first delivery of the aircraft, but are not expected to delay its entry into service with the French air force next year. Production aircraft do not have the same issues.

July 4, 2012 - 2:15pm

GE Aviation’s H80 turboprop engine has received type certification from the Brazilian civil aviation agency ANAC and Argentina’s aviation authority, Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil. The certifications follow type certifications for the H80 from the EASA and the FAA.

July 3, 2012 - 3:48pm

GE Aviation’s H80 turboprop engine received type certification from the Brazilian Civil Aviation agency (ANAC) and the Argentine aviation authority (Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil) last week. These certifications follow similar approvals from EASA and the FAA. The first aircraft to enter service with the 800-shp H80 will be the Thrush 510G agricultural aircraft. It has also been selected to power the Aircraft Industries L410 regional turboprop.

June 5, 2012 - 12:55am

West Star Aviation recently received FAA approval for a supplemental type certificate enabling Wi-Fi on Falcon 2000s and 2000EXs equipped with Pro Line 4 and Pro Line 21. The project was completed at the West Star Aviation East Alton, Ill. location. The True North Chorus was used for Iridium data via Wi-Fi, while the Inmarsat solution was provided via the EMS CNX-200 and Honeywell HD-710 swift broadband pipe. According to West Start Aviation, the STC is considered to be Wi-Fi tolerant, allowing for other manufacturers’ routers to be enabled.

June 2, 2012 - 3:00am
AC311

The Avicopter AC311 light single-engine utility helicopter had its type certification “recommended” under China’s approval procedures last month. The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) type certification examination committee recommended issuance of the type certificate in a meeting held on May 4 in Beijing.

May 16, 2012 - 12:15am

Universal Avionics (Stand 639) has contributed a UniLink UL-800/801 communications management system for installation in a Swiss-based Bombardier Challenger CL-601 that frequently travels along North Atlantic tracks helping to test the Future Air Navigation System (Fans), which is beginning to be utilized by Eurocontrol. The UniLink box is in full compliance with Fans standards.

May 15, 2012 - 4:30pm

Jet Aviation has received a European supplemental type certificate (STC) to install Aircell’s Aviator 200 system on the Dassault Falcon 2000LX jet. The Aviator 200 enables near-global email and voice capabilities via Inmarsat’s satellite-based SwiftBroadband service powered by Thrane & Thrane. A complete package costs $60,000, including installation.

May 15, 2012 - 11:03am
Kenn Ricci

Business aviation entrepreneur Kenn Ricci has a unique perspective on the industry that to his diverse holdings that includes fractional provider Flight Options, maintenance firm Constant Aviation and aircraft remanufacturer Nextant Aerospace. To get his take on the state of the bizav industry, AIN sat down with him at the EBACE show, and he gave a fairly candid view.

 
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