April 17 2018  |  Cabin Maintenance

ABC International achieves full DOA approval by EASA

By Rachel Debling

ABC INTERNATIONAL announced on April 10 at AIX Hamburg that it has successfully completed an assessment by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for DOA Part21J approval. (EASA.21J.529)

A release from the company notes that the "ABC INTERNATIONAL DOA Scope of Approval is related to any type of cabin interiors modifications (including LOPA change, seats and monuments installation, EPA parts design and certification) and external schemes, placards and markings."

Alberto D’Ambrosio, CEO and founder of ABC, commented in an April 10 release that the continued success of the company will be "thanks to the airline background experience of some of its executives [and their] specific knowledge of airlines' operational environment and a specific ability to understand what is 'behind the scenes' of a request coming from any single airline." He continued: "This is an indisputable advantage in tailor-making each time a specific package (usually a combination of engineering services, design, certification and related hardware kit whenever required) in response to any single query we receive from each customer."

Olindo Spatola, VP Engineering and HDO at ABC, added: “We have a large database of pre-mod data and technical publications and if something specific is necessary on a MSN we are working on, we go directly and ask to ‘the last operator’, avoiding as much as we can to involve [disturb] the leasing company that could only do the same...We use a shortcut on the communication chain and allow to gain time while reducing complexity. This is added value to the industry, in my opinion."

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