IAMA, The Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, is proud to announce that their first member has passed the audit. This has been a significant milestone for the alliance and the aircraft retrofit market participants.
Since day one, IAMA’s primary goal has been to assure that independent aircraft retrofit members modifying aircraft through Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) projects sustain a first-rate standard. Therefore, the IAMA Rulebook, first released in March 2020, defines a high-quality standard and is an indispensable resource for aircraft Modifiers, Airlines, and Lessors. Together with the IAMA Rulebook, the audit process will help certify credible and remarkable STCs for airlines and the aviation industry at large.
The first official audit has recently occurred in Paris, France, at one of IAMA’s founding members, Eclipse Technics. It was the first member to be audited by IAMA’s independent partner, Quali-audit. Now that they positively passed the audit, they have acquired the right to use an IAMA endorsement label on their modifications. Eclipse Technics is the first of many more members to be audited and helps the alliance bring the aircraft retrofit market to a higher level.
Gradually advancing the auditing program for all of IAMA’s full and basic members is a forerunner push in their ambition to bolster their well-defined STC standards. The audit helps assess a member’s compliance with the IAMA Rulebook Standard and their ability to operate in a controlled and stable manner throughout their STC project Lifecycle. The approach is designed to protect the integrity of the IAMA endorsement and develop consistency across alliance modifier members. The alliance is convinced that IAMA endorsed Supplemental Type Certificates will provide additional significance to the aviation market.
We at IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, are advocates and supporters of member companies in the aircraft retrofit modification market. We are educators, identifying and highlighting value of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) within the aircraft lifecycle. We collaborate to develop standards that streamline communications and documentation within approved STC modification projects. To ensure that effective modernizations meet aircraft operator and owner requirements, we endorse STC-approved solutions. Founded by retrofit market leaders, we believe an independent, transparent market is a strong market that will benefit everyone. To learn more and join, visit: iamalliance.aero.
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