Shanghai HaoTong Aviation Engineering (SHAE) has confirmed the conclusion of its EASA certification and recently gained EASA Part 21 – Subpart J – Design Organization Approval (DOA).
The PW1100G-powered A321neo has now been certified by European and US airworthiness authorities, with Boeing still to reveal a competing product.
The A321neo has now racked up 1,376 orders, about five times as many as its nearest rival, the 737 MAX 9, and certification for the CFM LEAP-powered variant of Airbus’ largest narrowbody is expected in the coming months.
“This aircraft contributes already some 40 per cent to our single aisle deliveries, and further growing,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president and CEO.
Pratt & Whitney has obtained joint-type certification from the FAA and EASA for the Airbus A321neo, which is powered by its Geared Turbofan engine option.
The European Aviation Safety Agency issued an airworthiness directive (AD 2016-0236) that places a life limit on CFM56-5C thrust reversers on certain Airbus A340s.
Bombardier’s commercial aircraft division has been granted the same type rating (STR) by Transport Canada and EASA for both variants of the CSeries jet.
Lithuanian MRO FL Technics has expanded its Continuous Airworthiness Management (CAMO) capabilities by adding the A330 aircraft type to its EASA Part M approval.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) was established in 2002 to harmonise safety, airworthiness and certification regimes across EU member states.
It is Europe’s version of the FAA, and strong ties between the two agencies mean that certification of an aircraft, engine or component by one clears a path to approval from the other.
Following the UK’s vote to the leave the EU, however, the alarming possibility has been raised of EASA losing one of its founding and key members.
Magnetic MRO has been approved by EASA as a Part 21J design organisation which gives it capabilities to design and approve minor changes and repairs to aircraft.
Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from EASA to install Ka-band antennas on A320 Family aircraft.
HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance has received EASA Part-147 approval to provide A320 B1 CFM56 training services at its soon to open facility at Frankfurt Hahn Airport.