Filed under: Congress, EADS, K-CX News, KC-X, KC-X Tanker News, Syndicated Industry News
The EADS (EADS:P) subsidiary Airbus built tanker reportedly received its military certification from Spain’s military certification authority, INTA. While the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) does certify civil aircraft for many different nations it does not military systems. EADS needed a military certification authority to do that and used Spains.
The A330 MRTT is being built for Australia and the United Kingdom to perform aerial refueling missions. It has also been proposed by EADS for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-X contract as well as some Middle Eastern customers.
Military certification is a step forward in the process of the aircraft being accepted for use by its customers. The program has seen some delays but is moving forward into service with Australia and then Great Britain.
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News
December 14, 2009 3:24:00 PM
SAN ANTONIO, -- Kelly Aviation Center, L.P., an affiliate of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), earned AS9110 certification. The certification puts Kelly Aviation Center in a select group of organizations that go well beyond basic AS9100 standards to include additional safety, reliability and airworthiness requirements for both military and commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul.
AS9110 certification will be especially important to Kelly Aviation Center as the company continues to penetrate the international commercial market.
"The AS9110 certification elevates our quality management system to the global standard and clearly demonstrates Kelly's commitment to deliver quality products and services to our customers," said Chuck Artymovich, vice president and general manager of Kelly Aviation Center.
Located in San Antonio, Texas, Kelly Aviation Center, L.P. is a center of excellence for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul for both military and commercial aircraft, including state-of-the-art engine testing and field service support. Kelly Aviation Center is AS9110 certified as well as FAA and EASA certified for the CF6-50 engine.
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