ICARUS becomes Canada’s latest Design Approval Organization

ICARUS Aero Inc. has announced that it has earned the Design Approval Organizations (DAO) status with Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA).

The company will bring a higher level of service to the modification and design industry as well as maintenance, repair, and operation industry, and will continue fulfilling the company promise to support customer schedules as a DAO. ICARUS will further continue the company mantra to: ‘Engineer, Build, Fly.’

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The addition of this DAO represents a significant addition to ICARUS’ aerospace approvals, enabling the company to further certify design modifications and repairs, including supplemental type certificates (STCs), for large and small planes and rotorcraft.

As a DAO, ICARUS has the authority to generate approved data which is accepted by the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement, ensuring compliance with the regulations and standards within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In an industry that’s facing tougher rules than ever before, ICARUS is in a good position to expand its internal design, modification, and certification capabilities and help customers stay ahead of evolving compliance requirements.

“This achievement truly reflects the investment we are willing to make to support our customers and provide engineered design solutions for the challenges they face,” said Ryan Hader, DAO manager and delegated engineer for ICARUS.

The wide scope of capabilities of ICARUS’ DAO authorization includes cabin interiors and associated systems, structures, composites, avionics equipment installation, and electrical systems. The addition of the DAO expands on the already established engineering and certification house and also adds a significant capability to ICARUS’ manufacturing organization.

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ICARUS has already developed a large number of cost-effective STCs to support government, military, and business-operated aircraft. The receipt of the Transport Canada DAO authorization will allow ICARUS to further offer these services to continued and new markets.

Placed alongside its design and certification team capabilities, and manufacturing organization, this approval also enables ICARUS’ team to further offer full system design and certification options to its customers.

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