The FAA has awarded Piper Aircraft, Inc. with Type Certificate Organization Designation Authorization (TC-ODA), which gives the Vero Beach, Fla.-based company the authority to act on behalf of the FAA in the approval of airplane designs and certification to FAA standards of airworthiness.
TC-ODA is similar to the previous FAA standard, Delegation Option Authorization (DOA) that Piper held.
“TC-ODA is one of the most important authorizations that the FAA awards aircraft manufacturers,” said John Becker, Piper’s president. “This authorization affirms the FAA’s confidence in Piper’s ability to design, develop and certify aircraft.”
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