Chromalloy announced the company’s turbine engine component repair station in The Netherlands has received Approved Organization Exposition (AOE) certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).
“The AOE certificate allows the station in Tilburg to provide Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Designated Engineering Representative (DER) repairs on All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) components,” said Bruce Johnson, vice president, Engineering.
Chromalloy earlier received JCAB approval for four repair stations in the U.S.—Windsor, Conn.; Carson City, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz., and San Antonio, Texas.
The certificates were issued in accordance with the 2009 Japan Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) that authorizes FAA DER approved repairs as part of the agreement. The certificates were awarded following rigorous audits by JCAB and determination of operational capabilities to provide repairs on various components in turbine engines powering Japanese commercial aircraft.
JCAB approval of the facilities allows the airlines to use Chromalloy DER approved repairs without the company having to apply to JCAB for individual technical approvals of new repairs.
Designated Engineering Representative or DER is a FAA delegation allowing individuals with authorization to approve certain repairs and alterations on behalf of the FAA, using submitted technical data. DER experts ensure the proper evaluation of technical data, certify compliance with FAA guidelines and regulations, and perform compliance tests and inspections. Chromalloy has 13 FAA DER authorized experts on staff at its locations around the globe.
BASA allows for reciprocal safety certification of aircraft and aviation products, including the DER-approved repairs Chromalloy provides on turbine engine components.
Chromalloy also holds repair approval certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) Indonesia, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Thailand, and other national aviation agencies.