Type certificate

September 24, 2012 - 2:55pm

An FAA review has found that some Gulfstream Aerospace G150s might not meet the takeoff requirements contained in the type’s airplane flight manual (AFM) because data for runway slope and anti-ice corrections to V1 and takeoff distances were originally “developed in a non-conservative manner.”

September 5, 2012 - 1:40pm

Cleveland, Ohio-based Constant Aviation has opened a new facility in Las Vegas. “This is a huge accomplishment for our company and employees but most of all for our customers. Expanding to a third location has been a long-term goal for quite some time. It made sense that the growth was on the West Coast,” Stephen Maiden, the MRO provider’s president, told AIN.

September 4, 2012 - 1:35am

JetCorp Technicial Services, a subsidiary of Canadian completion and refurbishment center Flying Colours, has begun work on the latest in its series of executive conversions of the Bombardier CRJ200.

Transformation of the interior on behalf of an Indonesian client includes a 22-passenger executive configuration, along with a landing gear overhaul, 96-month inspection and conversion from a high-utilization maintenance program to a low-utilization maintenance program.

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.

 
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