IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, has announced that aviation supplier EURO-COMPOSITES® has signed a Letter of Intent to join as IAMA’s first Advisory Member.
EURO-COMPOSITES, a leading parts supplier and EASA 21J Design Organization in the aviation aftermarket, has operations in Luxembourg, Germany and the United States. IAMA, which was launched in early April by EAD Aerospace, Envoy Aerospace, Etihad Airways Engineering and Lufthansa Technik, advocates for trustworthy STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) in the aviation retrofit market. “Our recent achievement as a Design Organization (EASA Part 21J Certification) was an important milestone for us, and becoming an Advisory Member of IAMA is another key step in our business strategy,” said Rolf Mathias Alter, CEO of EURO-COMPOSITES. “With our extensive interiors, machined parts and panels, we are joining IAMA to help advance STC quality. Bringing our valuable know-how, manufacturing capabilities and R&D resources to the alliance will benefit current and future IAMA members and more importantly, aircraft owners and operators.”
Once IAMA is a legal entity, at the end of 2019 it will be open to all aviation market participants including aircraft manufacturers, airlines, suppliers and lessors. IAMA offers three primary types of paid memberships: Full, Advisory and Basic. Members have access to specific benefits depending upon their role in the aviation ecosystem, and their membership level. Full and Basic memberships are for organizations with STC capabilities, while Advisory memberships are for airframe and system OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). Airlines, banks and lessors may join for free. Members can shape the alliance’s direction through participation in a variety of working groups. Those already established are: STC Standard, Certification and Authority Affairs, IAMA Community and Aligned Information campaign, and the Intellectual Property working groups.