technical standard order


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technical standard order (TSO)

A standard established by the U.S. FAA (United States Federal Aviation Administration) for outlining technical specifications in avionics, instruments, and other airborne equipment. If it complies, equipment is said to be “TSO'd” and is more expensive than similar non-TSO equipment. Original installed equipment may not be replaced by non-TSO equipment, nor may commercial operators use non-TSO equipment for minimum requirements.
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The A400M APU, which received its Technical Standard Order (TSO) C77b by the European Aviation Safety Agency in May this year, provides pneumatic power for starting the main engines, and electric and pneumatic power to operate aircraft systems when the engines are not running.
Technology and manufacturing company Honeywell (NYSE:HON) said on Wednesday that it has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its SmartRunway and SmartLanding products.
In next few months, the FAA expects to publish a technical standard order for the equipment, which will likely be followed later by a rulemaking to mandate HTAWS.
The FAA awarded Technical Standard Order (TSO) Authorization and Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Cirrus Design SR22 G2 model.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified Telair International's Hardened Unit Load Device (HULD) and has awarded it with a Technical Standard Order (TSO).
The TCAS module was also upgraded with a hybrid surveillance capability, which is in compliance with the F Technical Standard Order.
These are among the lightest seats in its class, which have passed the 16G test and will undergo Technical Standard Order C127a certification by the end of 2014.
Air Cargo Containers, LLC was granted Technical Standard Order (TSO C90d)certificationfor its lightweight-composite AMJ model Unit Load Device (ULD) in December 2013.
EASA further facilitates stakeholders access to eRules for Initial Airworthiness by publishing the Easy Access Rules in the following eight categories: Light Sport Aeroplanes (CS-LSA), Propellers (CS-P), Very Light Aeroplanes (CS-VLA), Very Light Rotorcraft (CS-VLR), Engines (CS-E), European Technical Standard Orders (CS-ETSO), Large Aeroplanes (CS-25), Acceptable Means of Compliance for Airworthiness of Products, Parts and Appliances (AMC-20).
In April this year, Rockwell Collins announced it obtained all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Orders for its Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, the first application of which will be featured in the Global Vision flight deck.
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