Posted on: 24 March 2011 by Ross McSweeny
SuperJet International (SJI) has received its DOA (Design Organization Approval) certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
This certification allows SJI to carry out modifications to the base configuration of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). This means that SJI can now provide customers with any type of interior customisation to satisfy any specific airline’s needs. All the variants made to the aircraft and its parts will be agreed with the manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC).
The DOA represents a necessary approval in order to perform the design and development of VIP and cargo variants on the SSJ100 platform in co-operation with SCAC.
The installation of the aircraft’s interiors and optional equipment will be accomplished at the SuperJet International maintenance base in Venice, Italy, by a team of professional and experienced engineers.
“After the obtainment of EASA/ENAC-PART 145 Certificate and EASA/ENAC-PART 147, the DOA represents an outstanding goal in the certification process. With this result SuperJet International successfully completes the certification cycle aimed at ensuring a high level of services in the field of maintenance and customisation,” stated Carlo Logli, chief executive officer of SuperJet International. “I firmly believe that our company is ready to support the SSJ100 entry into service and strengthen the full success of the aircraft in the world.”