When it comes to the online platform, we have relevant experience with launching and maintaining similar websites tailored specifically for the aviation industry. For example, MyAircraftFleet provides “best in class e-services” to aircraft operators, lessors and MRO companies to keep their aircraft in continued competitive operation, and ModStore is a centralized platform connecting sellers and buyers of aircraft modifications. We will share our knowledge in this field to support the development of the IAMA platform.
Why is joining IAMA important for Fokker Services?
As a Global Independent Aerospace Service Provider, at Fokker Services we are driven to exceed reliability expectations to keep aircraft in the sky. Offering our customers additional confidence with our STCs, and the professional support as a result of being part of IAMA, brings added value. By collaborating with other trusted and like-minded organizations, we can share knowledge to find best practices and effective solutions for operators and lessors worldwide.
How will Fokker Services’ customers benefit from Fokker Services joining IAMA?
Our customers require the quality of modifications, data availability and management of the aircraft configuration (including all its modifications) to be at the level of OEM Service Bulletins. What IAMA aims to offer does just that; provide a high standard for STCs in the rulebook, data accessibility on the platform, and cross-country support with authorities while keeping cost down and lead-times short. Customers will see how taking an STC route is a viable, effective and efficient way to implement change on their aircraft independently of the OEM.
As IAMA is an international alliance, its network will aid how to access and translate modifications from authority to authority. For example, getting FAA approved major change modifications certified by EASA. This may be particularly advantageous for lessors as aircraft move from region to region. In short, IAMA simplifies implementing modifications for customers because the alliance will have a strong position in dealing with aircraft and system OEMs, as well as local authorities.
What happens next?
2020 will be a big year for IAMA as its members intensify their collaboration. Many new processes will be established and the rulebook will be published. Looking forward, we are confident that IAMA can positively impact our industry with new STC processes and assurances.
In case of questions regarding Fokker Services’ involvement with IAMA, please contact: Marco Wagendorp, Business Development Manager, Engineering Services, Fokker Services: Marco.Wagendorp@fokker.com
View Fokker Services’ approvals and certifications here: https://www.fokkerservices.com/about/certifications