GAL Aviation Earns AMO Certificate From Transport Canada

Montreal, November 13, 2012 ... GAL Aviation of St. Joseph, Quebec, Canada has been recognized by Transport Canada as an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO #27-12) sequential to prior major accreditations and certifications including AS9100 Rev C and NADCAP (alodine & anodizing anti-corrosion treatments). Equivalent European certification (EASA) has been applied for and is currently in the approval process. GAL Aviation expects the EASA approval to be in hand by the end of 2012. A bilateral agreement between United States and Canadian aviation authorities automatically gains FAA approval following the AMO certificate.

The new approval, pursuant to Transport Canada CAR 573, allows GAL to perform and certify work on repairs and modifications, on composite and sheet metal structures for business aircraft interiors, both ‘green’ and in-service. As well, GAL can offer complete airframe technical support through its technical services division.

Marc St-Hilaire, GAL Aviation vice-president, business development, said the AMO is another major and essential accreditation allowing access to a worldwide fleet of in-service business aircraft. “We are now fully covered and capable of comprehensive cabin work packages for a wide variety of aircraft platforms. The market for our products and services is very strong both domestically and internationally and as we continue to grow, our accreditations strongly validate the precision of our internal procedures, vital to our operation’s success.”

GAL operates from a 40,000-square-foot facility in St. Joseph de Beauce, near Quebec City, where its main activities involve the manufacturing, assembly and refurbishment of aircraft interior components. The company specializes in customized woodwork, and monument fabrication including concept renderings and design for mid-size to large-cabin aircraft. Its expertise in production was gained from manufacturing thousands of components / monuments for the Bombardier Aerospace Global and Challenger platforms as well as Airbus ACJs.

GAL Interiors specializes in the computer-assisted design, engineering, manufacturing and certification of cabin components for business, private and VIP aircraft, for both retrofit and ‘green’ installations. Specifically, this company unit focuses on galleys, lavatories, cabin liners and sheet metal and machining, structural provision and manufacturing, anti-corrosion treatment and finishing, electronic devices, water system and electrical installations. The company also provides certification and documentation services to FAA, TCCA and EASA standards. Engineering and design for all equipment also meets these international standards.

GAL Technical provides consulting /outsourcing services in the field of business, corporate, VIP airliners and commercial aircraft. Included in its offering are entry-into-service and field representative support; maintenance planning and control; mobile technical team and project management support for airframe heavy maintenance and modification; quality control and records management; engineering and maintenance programs; aircraft interiors removal, refurbishment and reinstallation; maintenance administration and training, and AOG and warranty programs support.