The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praised EASA’s decision to adopt certification specifications for standard changes and repairs (CS-STAN). This approach will simplify the process of making standard changes and repairs to a “broad swath” of general aviation aircraft (GA) in Europe, according to GAMA.
“EASA’s adoption of CS-STAN demonstrates the new, pragmatic mindset throughout the safety agency, one that seeks a proportional approach to regulations that affect general aviation,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “These new certifications will provide standard acceptable methods and techniques for manufacturers to make simple repairs and modifications for many GA aircraft, rather than requiring individual applications to EASAeach time a change is made.
“By doing so, it will encourage adoption of new, safety-enhancing technologies such as angle-of-attack indicators and moving-map systems. As a result of standardizing the certification process, costs and time involved to make changes and modifications will be reduced, while the safety of many GA airplanes and rotorcraft will improve.
GAMA said it will continue to work with EASA to ensure these certification specifications are updated to keep pace with new technologies and developments.