ABC International has received EASA acceptance to classify changes to TC or STC as “major” or “minor”, as well as to approve “minor” changes to TC or to STC within the “Small Aeroplane” products (CS-23).
Areas covered include avionics/surveillance systems, cabin/cabin interiors and electrical cabin systems amongst others.
“More and more often we receive enquires from small operators that aim to comply with EASA regulations. It seems very difficult for them to find a cost and time efficient solution at the same time. CS-23 operators are usually requested to give seasonal services, sometimes weekly or daily. It is important for them to have an approved Design Organisation like ABC International which is able to manage and approve very small changes in a snap of a finger,” said Alberto D’Ambrosio, CEO and founder of ABC “We had the knowledge and the manpower to satisfy the demand of a big part of the aviation audience, the CS-23 operators, whose needs are commonly unknown to the big Design Organisations”
“Following the COVID-19 crisis we understood the importance of product diversification and company risk mitigation. Nowadays, I firmly believe enlarging our own competences is the right approach to the market,” added D’Ambrosio. “From now on, we specifically target small and medium private jet operators, CAMOs, Maintenance Organisations, aerial service providers such as skydiving schools, aerial photography, media flights, sensational flights and many others. They all require a high level of customisation and unique solutions for their requests. Sometimes their requests are complex and need a very wide array of skills and competences to be settled.”
Image: Examples of typical CS-23 aircraft the Beechcraft Bonanza from Textron Aviation.