|TNs + ADs
Information for our customers:
As type certificate holder for all Glasflügel gliders
we will release here the Technical Notes (TNs) and Airworthiness Directives (ADs).
Until the end of 2007 the access to all TNs was free of
charge. Because of the increasing officialism of EASA, however, we
are charged enormously. Much to our regret we are not able to pay those costs by ourselves
anymore and have to pass those costs partly to our customers. ·
- Three times we are charged regularly for our business
license as manufacturing enterprise, as development enterprise and as service enterprise.
- For every Glasflügel glider type which we serve, we have to
pay an annual fee. · For every Technical Note which we release, we are charged again by
- Furthermore, the costs of issuing the Technical Notes become
more and more extensive. For example, to issue the TNs for transponder installation we had
to provide comprehensive evidences. For meeting the EASA requirements it needed more then
100 hours work alone to write all documents and to phone to the authorities.
And all for gliders, which are not produced anymore for
However, we feel committed to the brand "Glasflügel" as well as to our
customers and want to hold on the type certificate; because without a type certificate
holder these gliders would lose the permit.
We appreciate your understanding that finally we have
chosen the following approach: In the future all newly issued TNs will not be free of
charge anymore. The TNs will come into force only in connection with a release note. If
you want to order this release note from us, please let us know the type of glider, the
license number and depending on the TN some more details. All data will be entered into
the release note.