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Brazilian team introduces CASA to new Embraer aircraft
In January 2015, staff from CASA’s Airworthiness and Engineering Standards Branch undertook a general familiarisation training and validation exercise on the Embraer 550 Legacy jet.
The training was provided by five specialist team members from the aircraft’s manufacturer (Embraer), who travelled from Brazil to familiarise the technical staff with the technologies of the aircraft.
CASA’s technical staff are involved in the assessment of certification aspects and the continuing airworthiness support of every aircraft in operation in Australia.
The Embraer 550 Legacy is a mid-size business jet which is currently certified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration and the Brazil National Civil Aviation Agency (also known as ANAC). The aircraft is new to Australia, with technologies never seen before in business jets.
A two-day familiarisation training course was held to provide CASA staff with an effective understanding of the aircraft’s engines, systems and technologies, including specific areas such as structures and avionics.
A CASA type acceptance certificate for the Embraer 550 Legacy was presented to the Embraer team as part of the validation process.
Embraer images: © Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Embraer
A validation exercise was also conducted, which involved CASA subject matter experts in discussions covering special conditions, exemptions and levels of safety.
The visit by the Embraer team also included discussions of future projects and a general overview of CASA and its certification requirements.