Tag: FAA

FL Technics’ Indonesia Station Receives FAA Certification

FL Technics, a Lithuania-headquartered provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has achieved a milestone in the company’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific region by earning FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Part-145 Air Repair Station certification. The award for FL Technics Indonesia, makes it one of a select few with similar status in the south-east […]

AFI KLM E&M Gains FAA Approval For LEAP Maintenance

MRO gains Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to carry out all types of on-wing/on-site maintenance activities. AFI KLM E&M received approval from the Federal Aviation Authority on 28 May, clearing it to carry out on-wing/on site work on LEAP-type engines from today. The MRO Group has thus passed a new milestone in the industrialization and […]

EASA and FAA Issue Airworthiness Directives on Boeing 787 Engines

Both EASA and FAA have released different Airworthiness Directives for Boeing 787-800 and Boeing 787-900 aircraft powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines in order to correct unsafe conditions. The FAA reported in their AD that following an inflight shut down of one engine requiring a higher load on the other engine running at maximum […]

Gulfstream G500 on Final Approach for Type Certification

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 […]

Embraer E190-E2 Granted Certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

In a ceremony held at the Company’s facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer received Type Certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). […]

Latest GTF Fixes To Take A ‘Few Months’

Pratt & Whitney, moving to quickly fix the latest in-service issue with its PW1000G geared turbofan family, will un-do a high-pressure compressor (HPC) upgrade introduced last year. Changes in MRO shops and the production line have begun, and the first updated engines are expected to be ready in March. The latest issue is with the HPC […]

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification

Boeing announced that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service. This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 with two Boeing flight test airplanes. The FAA certification affirms that […]

FAA Approves First STC for SmartSky

The FAA approved the first supplemental type certificate (STC) for SmartSky Networks’ pioneering airborne 4G LTE network, awarding it to SmartSky’s manufacturing partner Avidyne Corporation for installation on the Cessna Citation Excel. Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn stated, “With this pioneering first STC in hand, we expect to receive Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the FAA […]

Alaska and Virgin America Granted Single Operating Certificate by FAA

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have been granted a single operating certificate by FAA, a key milestone in the integration of the two carriers. Seattle-based Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines, acquired San Francisco-based Virgin America for $2.6 billion in cash and $1.4 billion in assumed debt in late 2016. Alaska cautioned that passengers […]

Russia’s PD-14 Turbofan Engine Enters Third Phase of Flight Tests

Russia’s Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine program has entered the third phase of flight tests, United Engine Corporation (UEC) reports. The phase is intended for verifying the results of the previous, pre-certification test flights, after which the Federal Air Transport Agency is expected to issue a type certificate for the powerplant. A single production-compliant flying prototype is […]