A sign of the successful start of Flight Design general aviation in its new Eisenach location took place last week. Representatives of the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) from Project management and Design Organization management began a new alternating year cycle of important audits of the Flight Design-Design Organization.
The 2-day EASA audit took place the 31st. of August to September 1st at the new LIFT engineering office of Flight Design based at the Kindel airport (EDGE). The program of the audit was very detailed and involved a deep investigation of key processes of the company, such as control of changes in design and production, management of subcontractors and control of internal company processes. Special attention was paid to the processes of continued operational safety monitoring (COSM) of the existing fleet which consists at the moment, 1824 aircraft of different types all over the world.
The Auditors noted a competent approach of the company, not only to the major requirements of EASA Part 21 but the high attention of the company to the questions of product quality and safety. Several welcome comments for improvement of the company processes were received. As a result of the good work of the company engineering staff, there were no significant findings noted during the audit.
Flight Design general aviation and Lift Holding appreciate the care shown by the EASA representatives for the audit and the training that occurred in the meetings. It showed a good level of cooperation and lays the foundation for the future plans of the organization.