Tag: certification

EASA Certifies A330neo for ETOPS Beyond 180 Minutes

Reading Time: 1 minute EASA has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) “beyond 180 minutes” diversion time. With this certification operators of the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powered A330neo can fly long-range routes beyond 180 minutes flying time. The approval, which includes ETOPS 180 min. capability in the aircraft’s basic specification, now also includes the option […]

MC-21 Certification Postponed Again

Reading Time: 1 minute Certification of the MC-21, Russia’s advanced narrow-body aircraft project, has been postponed again, with the debut of the first variant of the airliner, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines, now scheduled for 2020. The third flight test prototype of the MC-21 is to join the testing programme next spring, whilst the fourth will be […]

PD-14 Engine for Russian MC-21 Receives Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute The Russian PD-14 turbofan engine that has been designed to power the all-new Russian MC-21 narrow-body jetliner has been granted a type certificate by the country’s federal air transport agency. This decision that signifies that the powerplant is ready for operation, reports the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. Validation of the certificate by the […]

Gulfstream G600 Makes Steady Progress Toward Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its award-winning Gulfstream G600, the second aircraft in the company’s dynamic family of all-new ultra-long-range, large-cabin jets, has begun U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification field performance testing. “We continue to make steady progress toward certifying the all-new G600 later this year and beginning customer deliveries in 2019,” said Mark Burns, […]

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 Receives “Ticket to Fly” from EASA

Reading Time: 1 minute The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, which powers Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, has received its ‘ticket to fly’ from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), with the first production engines also delivered to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The Trent 7000 is the fourth Rolls-Royce engine to receive formal certification in just 12 months, following […]

Gulfstream G500 on Final Approach for Type Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500 is nearing completion of function and reliability (F&R) testing, which will mark the end of the flying required for U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification later this summer. Gulfstream’s other in-development aircraft, the Gulfstream G600, is well into its certification program. “We share our customers’ excitement about […]

CAAC Enables LEAP-1A Powered A320neo Operations in China

Reading Time: 1 minute The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued the Validated Type Certificate (VTC) for CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine on March 30, 2018, a critical milestone that paves the way for the Airbus A320neo validated type certification and enabling aircraft operations in China. The document signed by the CAAC validates the original European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) […]

Emirates SkyCargo Secures Authorised Economic Operator Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute The Federal Customs Authority of the UAE has awarded Authorised Economic Operator certification to Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates. The cargo airline is now a certified member of the UAE Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme, which serves as a voluntary compliance and security scheme aimed at facilitating global trade outlined by the World […]

ATR 72-600 Flight Simulator in Paris Receives EASA Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute ATR has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based at ATR’s Paris Training Center. The brand new FFS was manufactured by TRU Simulation + Training and is conveniently located close to Charles de Gaulle airport, which provides connections to any worldwide destination. With […]

ATR 72-500 Certified by Canadian Regulator

Reading Time: 1 minute ATR confirmed on Nov. 28 that the 72-500 regional aircraft has received certification from Transport Canada, the country’s airworthiness authority. Following the approval by the government department, Canadian carriers will now be eligible to operate the PW127M-powered aircraft either in a passenger or a cargo configuration. “Obtaining this certification will allow us to expand the […]