Press Release – 7th April 2016
STG Aerospace, the pioneering developer of innovative aircraft cabin lighting, is delighted to announce that is has been granted Design Organisation Approval (DOA) status by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
Design Organisation Approval is a significant milestone for STG Aerospace and complements the existing EASA Production Organisation Approval EASA.UK.21G.2540. With the addition of this new approval STG Aerospace is now able to develop, produce and certify all new products within the company with the benefit of full oversight and reduced timescales, thereby meeting customer expectations.
As part of the EASA audit that led to the granting of DOA status, STG Aerospace was required to deliver a full presentation on the company’s capabilities and procedures, undertake specific staff training and define a number of key internal roles and responsibilities. As a result, Dr Sean O’Kell, the company’s Director of Innovation, now also has the official title of Head of Design, and Dale Williams, Certification Manager, is now also Chief of the Office of Airworthiness.
Dr Sean O’Kell commented: “This is excellent news for STG Aerospace, the DOA will extend our capability and simplify the route for certification approval. Historically we have always had to use external DOA’s to complete the certification process on our behalf but having DOA status will significantly extend our capabilities, reduce timescales and streamline the product development process.”
Headquartered in Germany, EASA is an agency of the European Union (EU) with regulatory and executive responsibilities covering civilian aviation safety. Specifically, EASA conducts safety research and undertakes analyses, authorises foreign operators, provides advice on the drafting of EU legislation, implements and monitors safety rules and issues type-certifications for aircraft and components as well as approving organisations involved in the design, manufacture and maintenance of aeronautical products.
Source: STG Aerospace
· Established in 1995, STG Aerospace is a world leader in lighting technologies for commercial
and military aircraft interiors. Its products are currently installed in over 10,000 aircraft worldwide
representing one third of the world’s passenger fleet.
· The company’s product range includes: saf-Tglo®, the pioneering and market-leading
photoluminescent emergency floor path system; saf-Tsign®, the leading brand of photoluminescent
emergency and informational signage developed for commercial and military fixed-wing and rotary
aircraft; liTeMood®, a plug-and-play programmable blue/white LED mood lighting system designed
specifically to retrofit commercial aircraft cabins.
· STG Aerospace is a supplier for Boeing, Embraer, BAE Systems, Fokker and Saab among many
other aircraft manufacturers and can also count hundreds of airlines, lessors and MROs among its
· Privately-owned, STG Aerospace has its Headquarters and UK manufacturing facilities in
Norwich, an engineering office in Wales, and an office with further manufacturing facilities in Miami
serving the US market. In April 2015, STG Aerospace established an official presence in China with
the launch of a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), STG Aerospace (China) Co., Ltd. based in Shanghai.