Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is the latest to join the Independent Aircraft Modifiers Alliance. Who will be next?

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT) has joined the Independent Aircraft Modifiers Alliance (IAMA), a group of companies committed to developing common standards for the documentation and quality of supplemental type certificates (STCs) in the aircraft retrofit and modification market.

CIT has spent the last 30 years of its nearly 80-year history developing modification packages and STCs for airlines, avionics manufacturers, and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) partners. It holds more than 200 STCs for upgrade of Part 25 aircraft avionics, systems and special mission equipment from regulators around the world.

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“We look forward to joining our industry colleagues in establishing standards for STC data packages and support,” said Jeff Behlendorf, director of Product Management, Integrated Products, CIT. “Our membership in IAMA builds on CIT’s longstanding tradition of providing the highest quality aircraft modifications, and our IAMA involvement will allow us to share experience and best practices with the entire industry.”

The news comes on the heels of a Letter of Intent signed to include Fokker Services as IAMA’s first full-time member. In September, the alliance also announced a collaboration with software consultancy Holisticon to develop a secure documentation platform that makes all initiatives easily accessible to its members. IAMA’s founding members include EAD Aerospace, Envoy Aerospace, Etihad Airways Engineering and Lufthansa Technik.