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ARINC Certified Under FAA STC Program

By Tish Drake | January 17, 2008
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FAA certified ARINC to issue aircraft supplemental type certificates (STC) and perform STC-related aircraft service and modification work under the agency's new Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) program. ARINC’s Aircraft Integration and Modification group, which has operations at Oklahoma City, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Scottsdale, Ariz., received its FAA notification in late 2007 and becomes one of the first designated ODA holders in the country. FAA intends the ODA program to completely replace its existing DAS (Designated Alteration Station) program by 2009. Under ODA, ARINC will be able to modify customer aircraft with greater autonomy, and may shorten the process of issuing STCs and performing STC-related work. New ODA rules allow the FAA to delegate more responsibility to private industry, helping reduce the FAA’s workload while streamlining aircraft certification and inspection. ARINC said it attended the first ODA training session last year in Oklahoma City.

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