25
NOV
2005

Polish Aircraft Manufacturers And Design Organisations Benefit From EASA Certification And Access The European Market

Today, representatives of the European Aviation Safety Agency have granted no less than 13 certificates to Polish aircraft manufacturers and design organisations.
Design Organisation Approval (DOA) Certificates, demonstrating design capability according to EASA's Part 21 requirements, have been obtained by the following organisations: PZL Swidnik, PZL Mielec, PZL Rzeszów, EADS Okecie. Statements related to alternative procedures to DOA have been issued to Allstar, ZL "Jezów", AERO, ZL "Marganski" and PZL Kalisz.
Type Certificates (TC) have been issued to PZL M18 Dromader, PZL M26 Iskierka, PZL M28 Skytruck. All three aircraft are manufactured in Mielec by the Polish Aviation Factory Mielec (PZL Mielec). A Type Certificate has also been issued to the PZL 104 Wilga manufactured in Warsaw by EADS PZL-Okecie.
These Type Certificates immediately open the entire European market to Polish aviation products, while DOA certificates will enable the design and development of further aviation products, including their Type Certification, supplemental type certification and approval of changes and repairs.
"Today's ceremony proves how fast the Civil Aviation Office of Poland has fully integrated with the European aviation supervisory system created by EASA," commented Krzysztof Kapis, President of Poland's CAO during the ceremony. "We are glad that Poland is treated as an important and trustworthy partner. This fruitful co-operation should result in the signature of the agreement between EASA and the Polish CAO for the transfer to the Polish authority of the supervision of our aviation industry. It should also be emphasized that Poland has already fulfilled all requirements imposed by EASA, the agreement is prepared and we expect to sign it without any delay."
Dr Norbert Lohl, EASA Certification Director added "EASA considers Poland as a major partner. Since 1st May 2004 EASA and Poland's CAO have put in place all the necessary activities and efforts to establish strong ongoing cooperation. This ceremony today is the concrete result of our strong dialogue, goodwill and mutual efforts."

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