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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Airbus A380 Acquired Certification of Air Worthiness in China


CAAC presented a “validation type certification” for the A380 to Airbus in Beijing recently. On the ceremony, Zhang Hongying, Secretary for the Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Department of CAAC issued the certificate to Yves; Regis, Head of Product Integrity Division of Airbus. Representatives from CAAC, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus attended the certification ceremony. It is well aware that the Airbus A380 received a joint model certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Admonition (FAA) on December 12, 2006. Any new model must obtain the certification from the international aviation regulatory agencies, to ensure that the models meet, and sets well over all the airworthiness requirements. It is reported that China Southern Airlines has ordered five Airbus A380 aircraft in 2005, and gradual delivery is expected to begin in 2011. The validation type certification obtained by A380 with the CAAC, marking getting the airworthiness certification of A380 aircraft in China, thus paving the way for the domestic airlines operating A380.

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