Posted on: 15 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Eirtech Aviation has won a major contract from WestJet for the installation and maintenance of advanced warning cabin pressurisation systems on the airline’s Boeing 737 fleet.
Eirtech Aviation remarked that it was chosen for presenting a solution that was both time-saving and also cost-effective, enabling the fastest turnaround possible on installation and minimising downtime for the fleet. It is an AMOC (Alternative Method of Compliance) solution to an FAA Airworthiness Directive, which mandates a further level of warning and awareness for the crew by improving visual and aural annunciation in the cockpit, which will enable pilots to accurately and safely differentiate between takeoff configuration indicators and cabin altitude pressurisation warnings.
Eirtech Aviation’s design solution has already received all mandatory STC and AMOC approvals from the FAA, EASA and the Canadian Transport Authority.
Eirtech Aviation CEO Niall Cunningham commented, “Efficiency and flexibility are core elements of our company’s philosophy and providing a solution to WestJet that reflected these principles was a priority in helping to reduce the costs involved in taking their aircraft out of service.
“Our approved solution allows us to bypass routing through junction 46, avoiding additional unnecessary testing of unrelated systems. Any modifications can be made, on site, by the Eirtech Aviation solution and we are best placed to provide a global solution to mandated changes that must be implemented by May 2016,” Cunningham added.