Issued by Duncan Aviation.
October 15, 2019
Duncan Aviation's engineering and certification services (ECS) department will have two representatives in Duncan Aviation's booth (#N2506) at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 22-24. Duncan Aviation's ECS team has years of experience providing design data and all supporting documentation required to certify many types of alterations including avionics installations and upgrades, interior alterations, and government and special-mission projects.
Engineering team leader Aaron Lane, who specialises in systems engineering and certification, and Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) administrator Dan Moody, who is an airworthiness expert with years of experience handling the complexities of importing and exporting aircraft to and from the United States, will be availble for meetings and to answer questions during the convention.
Throughout the year, Lane and his team provide engineering and certification support for customers seeking cabin management system (CMS) and cockpit modifications. The team produces design data, substantiation data and approval for various modifications.
“Installations of cabin management systems are usually pretty complex jobs because the CMS controls the customers' in-flight experiences regardling lighting, sound, temperature and connectivity. Our goal is to make the end-user experience as seamless and unnoticable as it is in their home or office,” says Lane.
Lane and his team have also worked this year on providing documentation and certification for a variety of upgrades on multiple airframes including the following:
- Synthetic Vision
- Collins Aerospace Venue CMS
- Honeywell Ovation CMS
- Universal Avionics EFI-890R
- Honeywell Laseref IV
- USB Power Outlets
- Collins Aerospace TDR-94D
- EGPWS Software upgrades
- Honeywell DU-875 Display
Based on the FAA's delegated authority under Duncan Aviation's ODA, Moody approves major repairs and alteration data and issues airworthiness certificates. Moody issues airworthiness certificates to export aircraft from the United States and import aircraft to the US, and he also is able to issue experimental certificates and special flight permits.
“For instance, let's say an aircraft has a dented wing from a bird strike. That aircraft is no longer legal to fly, so we'll issue a special flight permit after performing an inspection so the aircraft can fly where it needs to go for repairs,” says Moody. “More frequently, however, we issue special flight permits, which include operating limitations, so an aircraft that's out of inspection can fly somewhere safely for maintenance.”