Certification and Substantiation

CertifyNation specializes in the development of Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for aircraft modifications. To address the complex certification process, we offer a set of comprehensive services that streamline the process and make STC issuance a smooth and stress-free experience for our customers. CertifyNation can provide turnkey STC services or assistance to our customers for specific aspects of their own STC programs.

We are known for our ability to accelerate the typically long certification timelines. Our strong, longstanding partnership network of Organizational Designation Authorities (ODAs), ODA Unit Members (UM) and Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) allows us to streamline the certification process and increase our delivery speed.

Whether your certification needs are domestic or international, CertifyNation has the expertise to achieve STC issuance anywhere in the world. We have worked with civil aviation authorities around the globe, including the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Services

Certification and Substantiation

  • Certification plan
  • System safety assessment
  • Structural substantiation report (fatigue and damage tolerance)
  • Part 26 compliance report (AASR and EWIS)
  • EMI ground and flight test plans
  • TPED testing

Aircraft Maintenance Manual Development

  • Airplane flight manual
  • Wire diagram manual
  • Weight and balance manual
  • Instructions for continued airworthiness
  • Illustrated parts catalog
  • Electrical load analysis

FAA and ODA Services

  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) bilateral validation
  • Alternate Means of Compliance
  • Type inspection authorization
  • Request for conformity
  • Issue papers

LRU Development Support

  • Failure modes and effects analysis
  • Safety analysis
  • Structural analysis and test procedures/reports
  • Qualification test procedures/reports
  • Flammability analysis and test procedures/reports

Our Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs)

With decades of experience in the industry, CertifyNation has completed STC certification of several different systems, including:

  • In-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)
  • Large antenna/radome installations
  • Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B)
  • Runway awareness and advisory system (RAAS)
  • Aircraft communications addressing & reporting system (ACARS)
  • Emergency locator transmitter (ELT)
  • Enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS)
  • Radio altimeter system (RADALT)
  • Electronic flight bag (EFB)
  • In-seat power
OEM System DescriptionAircraft Civil Aviation Authority Approval
HoneywellActivation of Smart Runway and Smart Landing (SRSL) RAAS Functions for Honeywell Mark V-A Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS)Boeing 777-200, -200LR, -300, -300ER and -777F SeriesFAA: ST03438CH
UAE GCAA Validation Received
HoneywellActivation of Smart Runway and Smart Landing (SRSL) Runway Awareness Advisory System (RAAS) Functions for Honeywell Mark V and Mark V-A Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS)Boeing 737–600, -700, -700C, -800 , -900, -900ER SeriesFAA: ST04040CH
EASA: 10059003
HoneywellInstallation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out System Boeing 737–500, -700, -800, -900ER SeriesFAA: ST04269CH
HoneywellInstallation of Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) Communications Management Unit (CMU) Boeing 737–700 SeriesFAA: ST04119CH
HoneywellALA-52B Radio Altimeter System RetrofitBoeing 757–200, -300 SeriesFAA: ST04256CH
KontronCertification of Radio Frequency Compatibility with Wireless Data TechnologiesAirbus A320 SeriesFAA: ST03450CH*
CAAC: VSTC0727*
KontronStored Content Wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) SystemAirbus A320 SeriesFAA: ST04003CH*
CAAC: VSTC0728*
*Transferred after issuance