EASA approval for API Falcon 900 winglets
API granted STC approval for its high mach blended winglets on Falcon 900 aircraft
Aviation Partners, Inc has announced
that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) granted Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) approval for its high mach blended winglets on Falcon 900 Series
aircraft recently. Certification of the winglets represents the culmination of
a two-year development programme and exhaustive flight testing, and comes on the
heels of a similar certification for Falcon 2000 series aircraft in April 2009.
API is now working on a similar winglet certification for the Falcon 50 family.
“In the short time since FAA
STC was received we already have more than a dozen Falcon 900 series aircraft
in-service with Blended Winglets, and have several more currently undergoing
installation,” Said Gary Dunn, API vice president of sales, “Issuance of the
EASA STC is particularly significant as we are seeing a lot of pent up demand
from European customers seeking to improve their Falcon 900 series aircraft”
“Anytime you can improve the
productivity and performance of an existing asset, while making it more
eco-friendly, is a wise investment,” Said Joe Clark, API founder and chief
executive, “We are doing our part in a changing world.”
Installation is available
through API’s network of authorised installers including Duncan Aviation, Jet
Aviation (Midcoast), StandardAero and West Star Aviation in the United States;
as well as TAG Aviation in Switzerland
and Hawker Pacific Asia in Singapore.