The FAA has finalized a rule addressing more than 4,000 U.S.-registered aging commercial aircraft with a takeoff weight of 75,000 pounds or more, certified after 1957 and operated under FAR Parts 121 or 129.
European Aviation Safety Agency
The newest and largest member of Bombardier’s ubiquitous regional jet line, the 100-seat CRJ1000, has won certification from Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Canadian manufacturer announced today. Bombardier expects to start deliveries to the type’s first operator, Spain’s Air Nostrum, by year-end.
EASA 145-approved Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo has added a maintenance approval by the Cayman CAA. It also holds approvals from Aruba and Bermuda. In 2007 Jet Aviation became the first, and remains the only, foreign MRO to offer business aviation maintenance services in the Moscow area. The company has also recently received EASA approval to expand its base and line maintenance service to include the Challenger 300 and Gulfstream G200.
The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to adopt a new regulation on aviation safety that could conceivably lead to the establishment of a Europe-wide counterpart of the U.S. NTSB. While each nation will continue to run its own investigation office for air transport accidents, the new regulation creates a “European network of civil aviation safety investigation authorities.”
Doug Larson, a graduate researcher at the University of Minnesota, is conducting a survey of maintenance technicians “to look at the experience and education of aviation maintenance instructors and see what it tells us about the job of educating maintenance technicians.” He is asking all aircraft maintenance instructors to take a 15-minute anonymous online survey
Amac Aerospace received EASA Part 21 Subpart G Production Organization Approval in late August, a few months after it was awarded the EASA Part 21 Subpart J Design Organization Approval. These approvals allow the company more independence in building and certifying parts for aircraft systems and interior modifications to be approved under minor modification approval or supplemental type certificates.
Supporting India's growing fleet of business aircraft has been the core activity for Indian maintenance, repair and overhaul group Air Works. Last year, the company became the country's first independent MRO to achieve certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Superjet International insists that it will meet its commitment to deliver the first of its Superjet 100s to Aeroflot and Armavia before year-end despite another short projected delay in completing Russian certification in October, as opposed to September. A breakthrough for the delayed program came less than a month ago on June 23 when the airliner’s SaM146 engine achieved certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The total closure of European skies in April because of the volcanic ash cloud was considered by many observers to be an unnecessarily severe reaction. More than 100,000 flights were cancelled and, according to the Association of European Airlines, the airlines clocked up losses of at least $1 billion.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Soloy Aviation Solutions for conversion of Eurocopter AS350BA helicopters to a Honeywell LTS101-600A-3A powerplant. The upgrade is already approved for operators in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia.