Collins Aerospace in France earns FRA 21J certification for military airborne platforms

  • First step toward European-level EMAR 21 design organization approval

Toulouse, FRANCE (Jan. 28, 2019) ‒ Collins Aerospace in France has been awarded FRA 21J design organization approval for military airworthiness by the French defence procurement agency, Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA). This certification demonstrates that Collins Aerospace follows robust processes for performing design changes and repairs on avionics and structures for military airborne platforms.

FRA 21J design organization approval is a first step toward achieving European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMAR) 21 certification of military aircraft and related products, parts and appliances. EMAR certification recognizes capabilities across approximately 30 European member states.

“Achieving this certification from the DGA allows our organization to be a trusted vendor for retrofits and upgrades on French military airborne platforms since we subscribe to a set of defined technical safety objectives,” said Olivier Pedron, managing director of Collins Aerospace Avionics in France. “This certification now opens new markets for us in France, with additional opportunities forthcoming once we earn design approval at the European level.”

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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