New FAA contract includes Q400

Bombardier Q400

The FAA has awarded Rubicon a new contract for airworthiness inspector training. This contract covers 13 aircraft types and supplements an existing contract covering 8 aircraft types. The new contract includes the most commonly operated Boeing and Airbus models, including the B777 and A320, but in addition includes the Bombardier Q400 and Dash 8 aircraft. This marks Rubicon’s first entry into turboprop aircraft training and further enhances its relationship with Jazz Aviation in Canada.

FAA renews multi-fleet contract

Bombardier CRJ-700 in ASA colors

In May the FAA extended its contract with Rubicon for aircraft systems training for airworthiness inspectors on the following aircraft: EMB-170, A-300, A-310, A-340, CRJ-200, CRJ-700, DC-9, MD-80, B737-200, and Eclipse 500. Rubicon president, Richard D’Loss, responded, “We are pleased that the FAA is showing confidence in the Rubicon product by extending our option agreement for another year. Although some of the aircraft are legacy models, the Bombardier, Eclipse, and Embraer requirements provided the impetus for us to expand our product line. We look forward to another year with the FAA.”