COMPLETE CERTIFICATION PROCESSES
We manage from beginning to end all the required aeronautical certification processes, from initial analysis and assessment to obtaining the certificate from the Aeronautical Authority.
CERTIFICATES, PERMITS, AND APPROVALS THAT WE MANAGE:
CTS - SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATE
A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) is required for any class I aeronautical product (Aircraft, Engine or Propeller) for which a major change has been made to the Type design, which is not significant enough to require a new Type Certificate.
TC - TYPE CERTIFICATE
It is required for all class I aeronautical products (Aircraft, Engine or Propeller).
The Type Certificate is issued by a regulatory agency and determines that the product is manufactured in accordance with an approved design and that this design ensures compliance with the required airworthiness requirements.
PMA - PARTS MANUFACTURING APPROVAL
When a manufacturer does not have a Type Certificate (TC), but the products it manufactures are replacement parts that do not alter the design of the aircraft on which they are installed, a PMA can be issued.
Design approval can be obtained for "similarity" by demonstrating compliance with the applicable standards.
For production approval, it is necessary to demonstrate that the interested party has established a Manufacturing Inspection System that meets the requirements of the Aeronautical Authority.
PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE (CLASS I PRODUCTS)
Aircraft, Engines and Propellers.
Companies dedicated to the manufacture of Class I products must obtain a Certificate of Production from the Aeronautical Authority. To obtain this certificate, the company must establish a Quality Control System dependent on a previously generated Quality Control Manual. In this way, the company guarantees that the Class I products it produces are in conformity with its approved Type Design.
PRODUCTION UNDER TYPE CERTIFICATE ONLY
When the holder of the certificate has the right to start the production "Under Type Certificate Only" with the obligation to establish, within the first six months after obtaining the TC, a "Production Inspection System" that must be "Approved" by the Aeronautical Authority.
TSOA - TECHNICAL STANDARD ORDER AUTHORIZATION
A TSO is a minimum performance standard defined for specific materials, parts and components used in civil aircraft.
Receiving a TSO (TSOA) is both design and production approval; however, receiving a TSOA is not in itself an approval to install and use the product on the aircraft, but it means that the item meets the specific TSO and the applicant is authorized to manufacture it
RDA - TECHNICAL STANDARD ORDER AUTHORIZATION
When damages are found in an aircraft that are not considered in the technical documentation corresponding to the granted Certificate of Type (CT), it will require the development of a design for such repair.
It is essential to determine whether it is a minor repair or a major repair. This must be determined by the TC holder, although there are exceptions where the user can classify the type of repair, which will then be validated by the Aeronautical Authority.
by Certification Specialists
Our dedicated certification engineers are regulatory experts and have a thorough understanding of the certification standards and guidelines of each country's Aeronautical Authorities. We can speed up certification times designing certification processes with all regulations, experience and knoledge in mind