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February 24, 2022
Keyvan Aviation Group receives Type 1 DAT Provider Certificate, Becoming 4th Aeronautical & Navigation Data Provider in the World

KEYVAN HAVACILIK AS (KEYVAN AVIATION), Turkish based aviation company, today announced that it had received a Type 1 DAT Provider Certificate from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first essential step in qualifying KEYVAN Aviation to provide the Aeronautical and Navigation Database to the global customers when complying with the global requirement and EU regulations.

Securing the Type 1 DAT Certificate highlights that KEYVAN Aviation has all the professional infrastructure, capabilities, knowledge and complies with all safety and aeronautical data processing standards and regulations needed for aeronautical data analytic and navigation database processing and has proven full completion of stringent inspection by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). By receiving the Type 1 DAT Provider Certificate, KEYVAN Aviation became the first and only company in Turkey and 4th globally approved by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to process and deliver Aeronautical and Navigation database to the customers in ARINC 424 standard format. With this achievement, Turkey became one of 4 countries (USA, Switzerland, France, and Turkey) globally to have developed approved Aeronautical data processing and is able to offer the Navigation database to local and international customers.

Aeronautical and Navigation database processed by KEYVAN Aviation included with full worldwide coverage and around 18,200 airports, 29,380 runway, and 232,650 waypoints and much more operational procedures which make a sum of around 3 million data lines and updated every 28 days. KEYVAN Aviation's team works with 195 countries to receive their updated information and changes every cycle and make them ready for the data analytic team and quality checks.

To receive the certificate, the company needs a well-trained and experienced team that is accredited by the approval authority, comprehensive expertise, and a reliable organizational structure. KEYVAN aviation implemented a unique in-house training and competency system, which enables the HR team to analyze the performance of each individual staff and offer them required training based on their position.

"The Type 1 DAT Provider Certificate is an important milestone for our company and is proof of the know-how and experience we have developed in our organization. Although it is very challenging to set up and launch such a system during the pandemic, obtaining the certificate during this time reflects our commitment to the aviation development of Turkey. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank my team and authority in the application processing." emphasizes Mehmet KEYVAN, CEO of KEYVAN Aviation.

The European Aviation Safety Agency approved TYPE 1 DAT Provider Certificate refers to providers that process aeronautical data and meet Data Quality Requirements for data users. The accuracy, resolution, integrity, traceability, timeliness, completeness, and compliance of the provided data with international standards are guaranteed by certification. Aeronautical databases are based on the processing and analysis of aeronautical information compiled by expert teams from official government sources. As the provision of DAT is evaluated within the scope of air traffic management and air navigation services (ATM/ANS), it is necessary to be regulated and certified by international regulations. In this respect, as a result of the applications evaluated within the framework of the regulation by the EU (European Union) for DAT providers, only a few database providers in the world received this certificate.

KEYVAN Aviation is an aviation support and service company that works exclusively to support customers with innovative ideas, products, and solutions related to flight operation and data analytics. Aiming to provide high-quality services in the aviation industry, KEYVAN Aviation provides a wide range of services developed by combining digital innovation with the highest level of quality control and checks. Data services will use by Worldwide Avionics manufacturer companies, Flight Planning, Simulators manufacturers and operators, and flight operation departments of airlines, airports, governments, and for a special operation. The Aeronautical and Navigation Database, which is among the company's services, is the central core of the production line. KEYVAN Aviation also offers consultancy services and route analyses services to customers.

The mission of KEYVAN Aviation Group is to provide worldwide data coverage with reliable data content analyzed by its experienced team.


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