All NASS installation and integration procedures are conducted in accordance with U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Standards AC43.13. All parts and components will be FAA approved. A structural analysis is completed for each aircraft modified for installation of the system components. Electrical Load Analysis is performed for all modifications requiring the installation of components requiring electrical power. All work performed by the installation team will be inspected and signed off by a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Inspector Authorized Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic.
The Designated Airworthiness Representative, authorized for Manufacturing Inspections, performs conformity inspections for Type Certificate and Supplemental Type Certificate projects. The DAR also performs test set-up conformity inspections and provides export approvals for aircraft parts and completes logbook entries.
The Designated Engineering Representative is either a structural engineer, who performs structural analysis of components and products or an electrical engineer who will review schematics for proper wire gauge and type as well as verify the Electrical Load Analysis to ensure that there is sufficient capability in the aircraft’s electrical power generation system to provide for the additional current draw of the newly installed components. Upon completion of their respective reviews each DER will issue FAA Form 8110.3 approvals.
NASS has received and maintains numerous FAA Supplemental Type Certificates for multiple fixed and rotary wing aircraft. NASS is frequently contracted to develop the documents needed for new products and applications and to manage the entire STC approval process. North American Surveillance Systems’ highly qualified, in-house team of installation and integration experts is specially licensed and experienced in the execution of the FAA compliance process.
North American Surveillance Systems’ in-house Inspection Authorized Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics are certified under 14 CFR Part 121. IA-A&P mechanics are authorized to approve and return to service an airframe, powerplant or propeller, and any related part or appliance, and may inspect and approve for return to service any aircraft after they have performed, supervised or inspected the maintenance or alteration. In addition, IA-A&P mechanics are authorized to complete FAA Form 337 to document a Major Repair or Alteration performed on an aircraft. This form documents the work performed in accordance with drawings that are approved by the DERs.