The Aircraft Parts Industry Association (APSIA) said the country is seeing an increasing demand for aircraft parts that are certified and compliant with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the form of ANA or CAA, or certified and approved.
The association has said it expects demand for the ANA parts to increase by 20% per annum over the next three years.
In a statement, APSIA president and chief executive officer Rajeev Sharma said the association is not expecting an increase in demand for parts that fall under the CAA category.
APSIE chief executive Ajay Bhattacharya said the ANSIA has been working with the industry for several years to identify the best parts, and now the ANSAI has decided to focus on certified and certified by the ISO and CAA standards.
The ISO is the international standards organization for aircraft, helicopters, and maritime vessels.
He said APSAI is working with suppliers to get the best ANSAA parts for the aircraft.
“As an association, we have a strong track record and the ANsAA has ensured that we have the best certification of all parts in the industry,” Sharma said.
“We have done this in the last two years to get certified by ISO and we are getting certified by CAA.
We have been working on this for a long time.”
APSAA president and Chief Executive Officer Rajeeves Sharma said an increasing number of aircrafts are now equipped with engines with the engine in the engine block and the engine itself.
APsAA said this is an important feature for the industry to improve safety and reduce costs.
APSAI had recently partnered with Airbus, which has its own engine certification programme.
In this program, APsAI certifies the engines used in aircrafts with the engines in the block and engine itself certified.
The ANSAAA is also working with aircraft makers, including Boeing, in this programme.
The industry has been trying to ensure that engines are properly certified and the industry has taken the decision to take a proactive step to ensure safety of the aircrafts engines.
The new ANSATAI standards also require that the engine is certified with an external inspection report (EIR) within one year of the date of its manufacture and after the engines have undergone an engine inspection.
The EIRs are conducted by an independent, third party.
In the past, the industry had to rely on a manual inspection to get a certified engine, Sharma said, adding the ANSI-approved engines can now be manufactured by the aircraft manufacturer.
The APS AAI also said the organisation has initiated an independent audit of the engines, and the audits have been completed.
APSI said the process for obtaining an EIR has been initiated and the EIR is being audited by an audit committee appointed by the organisation.
Sharma said APSI is also looking to adopt a mandatory safety audit process in the aircraft industry.
He added the certification process is also being reviewed by the industry.
“We have made the decision that a mandatory inspection of the engine before certification is mandatory.
This is a mandatory process.
The certification is a voluntary process,” Sharma told reporters.