Design and certification activities as an EASA approved Design Organisation: Engineering Solutions
EFW performs design and certification activities as an EASA approved Design Organisation (EASA.21J.054) which can be directly implemented by the EFW MRO and/or EFW Production Organization. The EASA DOA grants EFW the right to develop and approve complex STCs, changes (cabin, mechanical, electrical/electronic systems) and repairs as well as their installation into aircraft.
EFW Engineering offers design solutions throughout the complete product development life cycle in aerospace, transportation and shipping industry from concept design until certification.
- Aircraft Structure and System Modifications
- Cabin Interior and Aircraft Monuments
- Engineering Services
Since the early 1990s, EFW Engineering has gained extensive knowledge in the complete product development life cycle in aerospace, transportation and shipping industry from concept design until certification. The EFW engineering team comprises nearly 100 employees many of them holding Approver and EASA CVE Status.
The EFW engineering provides design and certification solutions in the following domains:
- Product design and integrity
- Equipment/part certification and/or test & qualification
- Structural analysis
- Systems engineering
- Certification of repairs and changes (STCs) of small and large aircrafts
- Repair Management
- Continued airworthiness (OoA)
- Design process and procedures
- Project Management
- Research and development
The A330 PtoF Program - future of EFW's conversion business
Based on the success of the A300/A310PtoF conversion program with more than 190 freighter aircraft redelivered worldwide, the next generation of Airbus medium widebody freighter conversions is ready to take over – the A330-200/-300PtoF. In 2012, the framework agreements for the A330PtoF EFW program launch with ST Aerospace were signed. As MRO center of STA, EFW will become the Center of Competence for freighter conversion and also focal point for aircraft maintenance. EFW has applied for the A330 PtoF STC with EASA. In cooperation with EFW Engineering, ST Aerospace has complete design responsibility until reward of the EASA STC to the EFW Design Organization who will then take over design and conversion responsibility providing support engineering for conversion and a variety of design work packages. In service of the A330 PtoF as backbone of the new Airbus freighter family is scheduled from 2017 onwards.
Research & Development
As a member of multiple national associations as well as a reliable partner of the Dresden Technical University, EFW engineering consistently conducts research in the field of new and improved materials and technologies with the clear objective of increasing customers’ product efficiency. With the support of over 20 qualified suppliers and our proven scope of capabilities, EFW is ready to provide valuable and reliable solutions for almost any of our customer‘s needs.