Jet Aviation in Basel has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the methodology and analysis used in certifying interior installations on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. This STC is the first of its type ever to be granted to a completion centre.
An EASA STC is issued by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency when the completion centre has received approval to modify or add to the original design of the airframe, for example by installing a custom VVIP interior. With this STC, Jet Aviation is now able to apply methodologies and analysis that are pre-approved by EASA in order to streamline the certification process for cabin installations.
“Composite and carbon fibre-based airframes, such as the Boeing 787, require particular attention from completion centres and certifying authorities to ensure interior structures are installed according to the manufacturer’s requirements,” explained Florent Klinger, Jet Aviation’s head of engineering. “This STC will enable us to increase the efficiency and predictability of all current and future 787 completion programmes.”
As part of the certification process, the completion centre developed hardware, processes, data sets and methods that standardise the assessment and approval approach, while allowing for complete customisation of the cabin interior.
“Reaching today’s milestone comes after several years of collaboration with EASA, and I am very proud of the team’s effort and commitment in achieving this industry first,” added Jeremie Caillet, vice president for completions at Jet Aviation.