Epic E1000 Awarded Type Inspection Certificate For a while now we have been hearing that type certification was coming or close by for the new Epic E1000 turboprop. However, the aircraft was just granted its Type Inspection Certificate (TIA). This is an important milestone for Epic Aircraft as it paves the way for full certification. With the first flight taking place towards the end of 2015, the TIA is a welcomed piece of certification. Flight test conforming aircraft went through around 4,000 testing areas to satisfy the FAA to this point.