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Part145 certified company
IATS Group is a company certified ENAC Part 145 with reference to components C20 structural, for components other than complete engines or APU since 2019.

It is an important recognition issued by ENAC.

The National Civil Aviation Authority approves companies located on the national territory, which intend to carry out maintenance on aircraft and their components.

To be recognized as certified companies, they must demonstrate that they meet all the requirements of Annex II (Part 145) and, as applicable, those of Annex I (Part M) or EU regulation 1321/2014.

Italian maintenance organisations certified under Part 145 by ENAC can exercise the privileges set out in paragraph 145.A.75 on aircraft and their components, registered in any of the EASA member countries to which the provisions of EU Regulation No. 2018/1139 apply.

Certifications are everything that an airline can perform and they are issued, after a long series of checks and controls, by certification and surveillance bodies.

As an ENAC Part 145 certified company, IATS Group performs repair activities of structural civil aeronautical components.

An example is metal components belonging to category C20.
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MRO Italia
IATS Group is one of the MRO in Italy.

Well...what’s an MRO?

MRO is an acronym for Maintenance, Repair and Operations, namely an aeronautical sector that deals with the repair of any type of mechanical, hydraulic or electrical equipment that may be out of the use or broken.

MRO is used to define the set of operations that aim to maintain or restore an object to a state in which it can perform the required function and be put back into service by flight.

It also includes the execution of routine actions that keep the device in order and operation (ie so-called scheduled maintenance) or that prevent problems from arising (so-called preventive maintenance).

IATS Group is an ENAC Part 145 certified MRO concerning C20 structural components, and components other than complete engines or APU.
It is one of the most important MRO in Italy, operating in the territory of Roccadaspide.
The work is carried out in stations dedicated to the maintenance and put in place by an experienced and specialized team.

The activities are carried out on civil aviation structural components, or metal parts subject to use or impact.
The object of our repairs is the components of every kind of airplane, from the two-seater to the Boeing, from the helicopters to the Canadair CL-415.

The repair activities concern various types of components: from mufflers to aluminium filters, from pipes to thermal blankets, from exhaust units to hot sections, up to flap tracks.
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ENAC certified Companies
IATS Group is among the companies certified ENAC Part 145 with reference to structural components C20, for components other than complete engines or APU.
Certification is the basis of our company’s work.
Well... let’s see by whom it gets released.

The certification is issued by the National Civil Aviation Authority, namely the Italian authority for technical regulation, certification and supervision in the field of civil aviation.

ENAC is under the control of the Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport.

The certification is issued to maintenance companies, located on the national territory. Those companies intend to carry out maintenance on aircraft and their components and demonstrate that they meet all the requirements of Annex II (Part-145) and, as applicable, to those in Annex I (Part M) to EU Regulation 1321/21014 of 26 November 2014.

Part 145 approval remains valid until it is returned, suspended or revoked.

Once certified per Part-145, a recommendation report shall be required for continued validity every 24 months from the date of issue.
The report is issued by a professional inspector appointed by the Directorate/ Operations Office of the competent ENAC for the territory.

Italian maintenance organisations certified under Part 145 by ENAC can exercise the privileges set out in paragraph 145.A.75 on aircraft and their components, registered in any of the EASA member countries to which the provisions of EU Regulation No. 2018/1139 apply.
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EASA certified company part 145

IATS Group is an EASA Part 145 certified company concerning C20 structural components, for components other than complete engines or APUs.

But what is EASA and how are certifications issued?

EASA is the European Aviation Safety Agency, an independent legal entity accountable to member states and European institutions.

The European Union established EASA with Regulation (EC) No. 1592/2002, later replaced by No. 216/2008.

EASA has performed several functions in the field of civil aviation since 2003:

  • Regulations: draws up aviation safety rules and provides technical advice to the European Commission and member states;
  • Security: supports the European Commission in identifying security standards;
  • Cooperatives: works with public and private actors to harmonise standards and promote best safety practices;
  • Certificate: responsible for the certification of aeronautical products and inspections on the application of regulations in the Member States.

Concerning the last function, EASA issues the Part 145 certification, the one concerning companies performing the maintenance of civil aviation products.

Aircraft and aeronautical products covered by it:
  • Large and medium aircraft jet;
  • Turboprop aircraft;
  • Lightweight aircraft;
  • Rotary-winged aircraft (helicopters and gyrocopters);
  • Lightweight sport aircraft (balloons, airships, gliders, civil drones);
  • Engines, propellers, flight simulators;
  • Some military aircraft (eg A400M aircraft).
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Where to repair aircraft components
Where to repair aircraft components?
What are the companies that physically involved in reconditioning and maintaining aircraft parts?

Let's start with Article 2 of EU Regulation no. 1321/2014 which describes that maintenance is a combination of the following operations or just one of them: "overhaul, repair, inspection, replacement, modification or defects correction in an aircraft or its component, except for pre-flight inspection. Any person or company in charge of maintenance will be responsible for the interventions performed ".
Besides, it is the "Maintenance" table that illustrates the forecasts of part M regarding the person who can carry out and approve the maintenance on the aircraft and its components concerning the classification of the aircraft itself and the type of use.

Where to repair aircraft components? Who repairs aircraft components?

IATS Group, a company certified by ENAC Part 145 concerning C20 structural components, for components other than complete engines or APU, is also included among the MRO.
The repair activities of the components are carried out starting from a first inspection phase, during which the different pieces are subjected to a careful analysis.
The initial study allows to evaluate the degree of component use and to identify with precision the treatments to be carried out.
Further actions focus on welding and repairing the structural metal component. Those processes are performed with modern and performing technical tools.

Where to repair the components of aircraft, civil aviation, helicopters and Canadair

The IATS Group's repair activities include aircraft belonging to the civil aeronautics, helicopter and Canadair sectors.
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where to carry out the aircraft's maintenance
Have you ever wondered where the aircraft maintenance is carried out and by who? And how is it carried out?
Each of us has some kind of experience with cars. We all know that when we reach certain mileage intervals, it is necessary to subject the vehicle to a check to continue to keep it efficient and to keep working as the years' pass.
The same goes for airliners and civil aviation aircraft.

First of all, the onboard sensors help to get a global idea of the overall health of the aircraft and many minor interventions are carried out frequently. This happens in particular with the inspections of the wheels of the trolleys, the fluid levels of the hydraulic systems...
Alongside these procedures, we find the scheduled coupons, based on the hours of flight performed, the cycles performed, the old age of an aeroplane.
These controls are defined as Check and are divided into four levels, from A to D.
The closer we get to D, the longer and more thorough these checks are.

Let's see in detail:
• A Check: it takes place approximately every 10 weeks. All filters are replaced and the most important moving parts are lubrificated, such as the control surfaces. Emergency equipment is inspected;
• B Check: it traditionally belonged to older generation aircraft. On the more modern ones, the check is released in the following steps;
• C Check: it is carried out every 18 months and lasts an average of 3 weeks. The aircraft systems are tested. If necessary, they are disassembled, inspected and reassembled;
D Check: it is the most thorough inspection. It is carried out every 6 years. At this stage, the plane is completely disassembled in all its parts. The inspection is carried out and the metal structure is the only part left in view because it will be carefully examined for any stress or other damage.
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CL-215 Babcock maintenance
The CL-215 Babcock maintenance is a process of fundamental importance to always ensure high vehicle performance.
IATS Group, an ENAC Part 145 certified company for C20 structural components, for components other than complete engines or APU, offers this essential service.
We operate on the different metal components suggested by the same customer. We work at our headquarters in Roccadaspide, where we receive the components on which we are going to work.

Each component is carefully evaluated in a preliminary analysis allowing to identify of any further criticality undetected by the customer.
We communicate with the customer about the problems encountered. Then we start the proper work.
The material operations are carried out by an experienced and professional team that operates with state-of-the-art machinery.

This process is adopted for any component and therefore also for those of the CL-215 Babcock.
The Canadair CL-215 is an amphibious aircraft designed for firefighting. It can also operate on semi-prepared runways and of course on water.
It entered service in 1969 and is characterized by turboprop engines of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF type with a quadruple propeller.
It can load 5,443 litres of water in 12 seconds thanks to two retractable probes.
The load is released by the opening of two doors.
It was the world’s most popular firefighting aircraft until the advent of CL-415.
It is particularly appreciated for the possibility to release the water from the doors on the wings and not on the belly.
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ATR 42 Maintenance
Operating in ATR 42 maintenance operations, IATS Group can perform tasks on specific components thanks to ENAC Part 145 certification.
The operations are carried out by an experienced and professional staff working with state-of-the-art equipment and machinery.
Everything happens in our headquarters in Roccadaspide and goes through different phases.

First, the component is received and analyzed. This first approach allows identifying the critical issues pointed out by the client and also to identify other problems.
The ENAC Part 145 certification for C20 structural components, for components other than complete engines or Apus, allows us to operate on specific parts of the aircraft.
In this way, we create a process of maintenance, repair and reconditioning that allows giving new life to the component, ready to be used again.
The work carried out quickly, giving the possibility to different operators to reduce the costs related to the non-use of the aircraft.

The ATR 42 entered service on December 3, 1985, with Air Littoral.
It is a twin-engined regional turboprop airliner used for short-haul passenger transport.
Characterized by a strong acceleration during take-off, low consumption and the possibility to start even from short runways.
The ATR 42 is available in passenger versions:
• ATR 42-200;
• ATR 42-300;
• ATR 42-320;
• ATR 42-500;
• ATR 42-400;
• ATR 42-600;
• ATR 42-600S STOL.

The derived versions are:
• ATR 42L: cargo version - Bulk Freighter (Tube Versions) and ULD Freighter (Large Cargo Door).
• ATR 42 MP "Surveyor": military version; for maritime patrol, derived from version 500.
• ATR 42 Corporate: version for VIP transport and aerotaxi, derived from version 500.
• ATR 42 In-Flight Inspection: aircraft control version, derived from version 500.
• ATR 42 Quick Change: passenger/cargo combi version.
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CL-415 Babcock Maintenance
IATS Group operates in the maintenance of the CL-415 Babcock thanks to being an ENAC Part 145 certified company for C20 structural components.
The work is carried out physically at the headquarters in Roccadaspide through the work of an experienced and qualified team that uses modern tools and machinery.
The work begins with the first phase of analysis allowing the identification of all the problems related to the components.

Afterwards the results of the analysis phase are communicated and then the actual repair work is carried out using complex welding operations.
The maintenance, repair and reconditioning activities allow to preserve the integrity of the vehicle and always ensure high performance.

The CL-415 is a twin-engined high-wing turboprop amphibious aircraft built firstly by the Canadian company Canadair, then by Bombardier Aerospace and later by Viking Air Limited.
It is an aircraft designed to fight fires thanks to the possibility of efficiently operating in forested and rich in water regions.
It was developed by Canadair to create a more powerful version of the earlier CL-215 by adopting a new domestic turboprop engine, two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF.
Released in 1994, it can load 6,137 litres of water in 12 seconds.
The multi-role version also works for maritime patrol and search and rescue.
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AS9100 certified companies
Among the companies certified AS9100 there will also be IATS Group soon.
In the coming weeks, a further recognition of the high quality of the work carried out by the company operating in Roccadaspide is expected.

But what is the AS9100 certification?
AS9100 is a standard quality management system based on ISO 9001, specific to the aerospace industry. The AS9100 certification testifies to the safety, reliability and regulatory compliance of the products of distributors, maintainers or manufacturers.

It is a globally recognized certification, which provides customers and stakeholders with the assurance that your AQMS supports the provision of products and services in line with the high expectations of the industry.

The standard specifically addresses regulatory, safety and reliability requirements for any aerospace organization, from design and manufacturing to maintenance and distributors and resellers.
The requirements necessary to pursue national and international business opportunities, as a qualified supplier, are met by obtaining certification. Each AS9100 certified company is included in the online aerospace supplier information system (OASIS - Online Aerospace Supplier Information System) managed by IAQG.

The standard provides internationally consistent guidance to address the specific regulations and safety and reliability conditions required for the aerospace industry. It is used and supported by major aerospace companies and the entire supplier chain around the world.
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ATR 72 Maintenance
The maintenance of the ATR 72 allows you to always keep your vehicle in excellent health while ensuring excellent performance and safety.
Released in 1989 by Finnair, the ATR 72 is a regional airliner manufactured by the Italian-French consortium ATR.
It can carry up to 72 passengers and 4 crew members.

Thanks to the ENAC Part 145 certification, IATS Group can perform maintenance and reconditioning operations on C20 structural components, for components other than complete engines or APU.
Those are processes of fundamental importance allowing you to always maintain the aircraft in good shape ensuring ideal performance.
The service is carried out at the headquarters in Roccadaspide and is performed by an experienced and professional staff working with state-of-the-art machinery and tools.
The component is sent by the customer, often with details on the problems encountered.
Then it is subjected to visual inspection aimed to identify other problems and then goes into processing.
Each piece is disassembled, photographed and catalogued. It is restored to the optimal state and validated by the certified staff.

A similar process also occurs for the components of the ATR 72, an aircraft equipped with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124B turboprop engines.
It can reach a maximum speed of 509 km/h and has a range of 1500 km.
It is made in passenger and military versions.

Passenger version:
  • ATR 72-101: (25-09-1989)
  • ATR 72-201: (25-09-1989, marketed as ATR 72-200)
  • ATR 72-102: (14-12-1989)
  • ATR 72-202: (14-12-1989, marketed as ATR 72-200)
  • ATR 72-211: (15-12-1992, marketed as ATR 72-210)
  • ATR 72-212: (15-12-1992, marketed as ATR 72-210)
  • ATR 72-212 A: (14-01-1997, marketed as ATR 72-500)
  • ATR 72-600: passenger version introduced in 2007; characterized by an elongated fuselage and equipped with the most powerful turboprop engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M.
  • ATR 72-600F: all-cargo version, first flight 16 September 2020.
  • ATR Cargo Variant: cargo version.

Derived military versions:
  • ATR 72MP version for maritime patrol, search and rescue.
  • ATR 72 ASW (such as ATR 42MP), with extra anti-submarine capability.
  • ATR Corporate Version: business jet, military/government version for VIP transport.
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