The FAA’s Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) has assumed responsibility for oversight of Twin Commander Aircraft’s engineering projects. The Seattle ACO had held that oversight function until Twin Commander Aircraft moved from Arlington, Washington, to Creedmoor, North Carolina.
Twin Commander Aircraft Engineering Manager Levan Tabidze said that, although rules and procedures are the same for all ACOs, the switch to the FAA’s Atlanta ACO office should result in a more efficient relationship because the Atlanta office is in the same time zone as Twin Commander in Creedmoor, and the two offices are in much closer physical proximity to each other compared to Seattle.
The switch from the Seattle to the Atlanta ACO actually occurred earlier this year, but the Seattle office had to ship its Twin Commander documentation to the Atlanta office. Twin Commander representatives had their first meeting with Atlanta ACO officials in early September.
The FAA’s Atlanta Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO) assumed oversight of Twin Commander Aircraft manufacturing and inspection processes from the Seattle MIDO office some time ago.