GAMA welcomed the European Parliament Transport & Tourism Committee’s vote yesterday to oppose “damaging resource cuts” to the EASA that could have affected the agency’s ability to certify new aviation products. “The agency’s ability to deal with new certification and validation requests in a timely manner is vital. This ensures that newer, safer products…reach the market without unnecessary delays,” GAMA said.
Gulfstream Aerospace yesterday said its midsize G150 received type certificate validation from Transport Canada, allowing operators of the twinjet to register their aircraft in Canada.
The FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a bilateral agreement that will strengthen air safety while reducing regulatory burdens and costs for manufacturers, operators and aviation authorities in the U.S. and Europe.
Faced with a shortage of qualified engineers, U.S. aviation electronics manufacturer Rockwell Collins has expanded a strategic relationship with HCL Technologies of India to employ the services of around 300 hardware, software and mechanical engineers.