IAMA joins the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) as a new Partner
Aug 18, 2021
Panama, August 18th, 2021 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to establish a new partnership with IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, a non-profit association founded by Eclipse Technics, Envoy Aerospace, Etihad Airways Engineering, and Lufthansa Technik.
IAMA aims to encourage aircraft owners and operators to modify and modernize their fleets through implementation of retrofit programs that apply IAMA standards, irrespective of which IAMA members provide the engineering services.
The alliance addresses customer concerns with regard to documentation, data availability, and a worldwide customer support network across different regulatory systems with various national authorities.
The main objectives of the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance are to agree to common standards for the documentation and quality of Supplemental Type Certificates, to establish an available, secure documentation platform for airline customers and aircraft owners using STCs, and to inform the relevant public and expert communities about the advantages of STC-approved solutions.
“This partnership will further strengthen the work that our Maintenance Committee has been doing to seek continuous improvement and efficiencies in our industry. At this time that we need the most agility in operation and innovation while following the priority that is always safety, I am sure that the technical knowledge that IAMA will provide to ALTA’s initiatives will be a valuable contribution to our members”, comments José Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director & CEO of ALTA.
Through this partnership, ALTA and its members will have access to IAMAs educational material, such as documents on the topic of “de-modification” or “authority interaction for a modification” and many more. Furthermore, members of ALTA will be entitled to access and use the IAMA Rulebook, that outlines the IAMA Standard and will assist airlines in choosing high-quality modifiers that can ensure a smooth and safe operation throughout the aircraft entire life-cycle.
“We are convinced that this partnership will benefit the industry, only by joining forces with all stakeholders we can improve the retrofit market and build a high standard for aircraft modifications. We are looking forward sharing with ALTA and their members our knowledge regarding aircraft modifications and work on the industry hurdles Airlines might have when realizing a modification” says Nicole Noack, Managing Director of IAMA.
ALTA is a private non-profit association serving the airline industry whose objective is to develop a safer, more efficient, and sustainable aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean. ALTA coordinates collaborative efforts throughout the entire value chain maximizing the impact that aviation has on the economic and social growth of the region for the benefit of industry, nations, and populations served by air transport.
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We at IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, are advocates and supporters of member companies in the aircraft retrofit modification market. We are educators, identifying and highlighting value of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) within the aircraft lifecycle. We collaborate to develop standards that streamline communications and documentation within approved STC modification projects. To ensure that effective modernizations meet aircraft operator and owner requirements, we endorse STC-approved solutions. Founded by retrofit market leaders, we believe an independent, transparent market is a strong market that will benefit everyone. To learn more and join, visit: iamalliance.aero.
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