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Atkins receives EASA Design Organisation Approval

Posted 20 July 2020 · Add Comment

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been granted Design Organisation Approval (DOA) to approve modifications to existing aircraft to confirm their airworthiness in line with regulations and certification requirements laid out by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).


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The DOA is recognition that a design organisation complies with EASA regulations and grants them privileges to classify repair designs as major or minor, and confirm that modifications are safe and airworthy.

For Atkins, achieving DOA will also enable the company to support aircraft operators in processing unconventional repairs in a shorter timeframe, as well as aiding the modification of aircraft depending on the purpose of a flight.

Andrew Munday, Advanced Engineering and Technology Practice Director, Atkins, said: “We’re in a new age of aerospace innovation and the aftermarket is no exception. Achieving Design Organisation Approval is great recognition of our capabilities and an enabler to bringing new technological solutions into the maintenance, modification and repair of aircraft.

“We’re excited at the prospect of partnering with innovative, non-aerospace SMEs to help them bring their IP into the industry and reduce carbon emissions and cost, for the benefit of all.”

Thanks to the new privileges, Atkins is able to provide structural modifications and repairs to CS-23 small aircraft including very light aircraft; CS-25 large aircraft; and unmanned air vehicles. These repairs and modifications can be applied across the aircraft, from its existing primary and secondary structure to the addition of external equipment. 

Atkins has assisted world leaders in the aerospace sector for more than three decades, using rapid advances in technology and an understanding of materials to increase speed to market, maximise time in the sky and generate value through efficiencies. Its portfolio includes supporting the certification of air-to-air refuelling systems; in-service support and modifications to landing gear, design and certification activities for electric aircraft projects; and conducting military airworthiness reviews for the Royal Air Force and the British Army.




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