The aviation industry has been growing steadily over the years, and with the increasing number of aircraft in operation, the need for safety and efficiency has become more critical than ever. One of the significant challenges that aerospace companies face is obtaining certification for their new designs or modifications. Fortunately, there is a solution known as Supplemental Type Certificates (STC), which can help companies obtain certification for their products. In this blog post, we will discuss what STC is, its benefits, and how BAC Aerospace is helping companies in this field.
What is STC?
A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) is a certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that approves a modification or change to an existing type certificate (TC) of an aircraft. The STC allows operators to install or modify an aircraft with new equipment, technology, or design without compromising the aircraft’s safety or performance. It is a vital tool that helps companies move forward with new designs and modifications.
Benefits of STC
STC provides several benefits to aerospace companies, including reduced costs, increased efficiency, and improved safety. With an STC, companies can avoid the lengthy and expensive process of obtaining a new type certificate, which can take years to complete. Additionally, STC holders can install new equipment or modifications on multiple aircraft, reducing the overall cost per aircraft. This flexibility allows companies to make improvements to their aircraft and respond to changes in the market quickly.
BAC Aerospace and STC
BAC Aerospace is a company that provides national-level expertise to the emerging aircraft OEM and STC market. They offer a wide range of services, including design approval, engineering design, certification testing, and consulting. BAC Aerospace was founded by a former Canadian government expert in the aerospace propulsion certification field. Their expertise is available to companies that were previously only available to the largest OEMs, such as Bombardier, Bell Textron Canada, and P&WC.
STC is a game-changer in the aerospace industry, providing companies with the flexibility to modify their aircraft without compromising safety or performance. The benefits of STC include reduced costs, increased efficiency, and improved safety. BAC Aerospace is a company that is providing national-level expertise to the STC market, making it more accessible to emerging aircraft OEMs. With their expertise, companies can design and test new modifications and move forward with their products’ certification process.