Southern Sky Aviation received its FAA Part 145 certification on November 16. The Alabama-based aircraft maintenance repair station began working with international aviation consultancy the Giles Group on the certification in August.
To receive FAA approval, the Giles Group helped Southern Sky Aviation to complete an application and present manuals and other documentation to the agency. The Giles Group performs regulatory compliance audits and safety assessments, as well as develops and delivers training programs and assists operators and repair stations in incorporating safety management systems.
“It really helps to bring in experts who understand the regulations and the importance of following proper procedures,” said Bo Andres, president of Southern Sky Aviation. “As for the FAA, in every contact we had, it was clear they wanted us to succeed and to succeed on behalf of safety.”