COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 30, 2017) – Sierra Completions, a certified aircraft design, modification, integration, modernization and maintenance provider is pleased to announce the award of its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Repair Station License, Z4YR173C. Work on the license application began in January 2016. Sierra Completions followed the FAA’s new protocol for new Repair Station applicants involving the new Safety Assurance System (SAS) and Data Collection Tools. The Airworthiness Department of Sierra Completions’ parent company, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), was heavily involved in the process.
According to SNC Airworthiness Manager Phil Baker, this was the most challenging certification the company has accomplished to date. Both the FAA Region in Seattle and the Denver Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) were involved. Upon completion of the process, both offices stated that Sierra Completions’ manuals will serve as the gold standard for FAA SAS compliance and will be held up as an example for others. These accolades come on the heels of a record-setting, five-year span of clean FAA audit record for SNC’s Centennial operations.
The FAA Repair Station License approved SNC facilities in Colorado Springs (KCOS) and Centennial (KAPA), Colorado. Sierra Completions can also provide services on a short-term basis at any FAA Accountable Manager-approved location. During the final audit and demonstration, Sierra Completions received an impressive “No Findings” from the FAA.
“Tackling the new FAA process to obtain a certified repair station license represents a tremendous amount of coordination between the various parties,” said Sierra Completions Vice President of Programs Ed Topps. “This accomplishment demonstrates SNC and Sierra Completions’ dedication to working closely with the FAA. We are very proud to have achieved this important milestone in the evolution of Sierra Completions.”
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