Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP)

This page lists the Unapproved Parts (UP) confirmed cases, the SUP cases under investigation, and the Stolen Parts cases according to Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) No.: 2017-13, issued: 24/08/2017.

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Background

Article 4(4) of Regulation (EU) 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council tasks EASA with the establishment of a mandatory reporting system. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1018 specifies that one of the occurrences which are subject to reporting is ‘the use of products, components or materials, from unknown, suspect origin, or unserviceable critical components’ – SUP.

Note: For simplification of the text of this SIB and for consistency with the term SUP, this SIB describes products, parts, components or appliances as ‘parts’.

Reported SUP cases cannot always be resolved by EASA and the National Aviation Authorities, mainly due to the lack of required information, e.g. when

  • A SUP with an allegedly forged EASA Form 1 comes from a non-EU maintenance organisation, supplier or distributor and it is difficult to obtain feedback from the local aviation safety authority;
  • The origin of the SUP is impossible to determine;
  • An allegedly forged EASA Form 1 has been sent to a potential buyer of a part (not in the supply chain yet) for pre-assessment, indicating that an SUP case might exist for the concerned part;
  • A part was unlawfully removed, e.g. from a maintenance facility, and it can be expected that it will appear on the market with forged documentation or untraceable history.

SUP information provided on this website aims at raising awareness of European aviation industry of SUP that they might encounter.

To this end, EASA has published a list of unresolved SUP cases.

It is being maintained and updated based on information available, responses received from the European aviation industry. The cases confirmed as not SUP, will be removed from the list. The update frequency is every 3 months.

Please consult the SIB 2017-13 for more details.

Disclaimer: The list of SUP cases is established for the sole purpose of aviation safety and in view of implementing SIB. NO 2017-13. The information therefore should in no way be understood as an allegation of guilt or proof of misconduct of the parties involved. EASA does not warranty either the accuracy of the information contained herein or that the information is up to date. EASA shall not be held liable for any damage suffered due to or caused by the use of this information. Any person or organisation, who considers that the information above is inaccurate or out of date, please contact EASA at: IORS [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu

Unapproved Parts (UP) confirmed cases (EASA or NAA/CAA assessment)

List includes cases as of 24/08/2017 (cases previously published on the Safety Publications tool are not listed here).

Notification’s reference
(if separate)
EASA reference Publication date Date Reported to EASA Product/Part name Part Number Serial Number

SAFO 17005

EASA-2016002337

24/08/2017

21/09/2016

FUEL BOOST PUMP

RG1224OD

D-3991 & D-825

Description of facts/Background

On July 5th, 2013 the FAA revoked Thunder’s air agency certificate, No. ZK3R027M. Further investigation conducted by the FAA revealed that Thunder continued to return accessories/articles to service using a revoked FAA certified air agency certificate after the order of revocation was issued on July 5, 2013. Recent evidence confirms Thunder is issuing FAA 8130-3 forms returning to service accessories/articles after the above date of revocation as being overhauled or repaired.

Refer to the SAFO 17005 issued by FAA

Notification’s reference
(if separate)
EASA reference Publication date Date Reported to EASA Product/Part name Part Number Serial Number

N/A

EASA-2016002816

24/08/2017

28/10/2016

Blade 1 LPC

6A7614

RGV40519

Description of facts/Background

The Maintenance Organization was requested to provide further information on a part, that a parts dealer was intending to purchase based on an EASA Form 1 stating this part was maintained at the Maintenance Organization.

The Maintenance Organization confirms, that this certificate was not issued by them.

SUP cases reported/under investigation

EASA reference

Publication date

Date Reported to EASA

Product/Part name

Part Number

Serial Number

Assembly Name

EASA-2017000441 12/09/2017 02/03/2017 Boeing 747/CCU Standard Interface 176627-101 0000002 N/A
EASA-2015002078 04/09/2017 04/09/2015 Engine A/T Starter 3505188-9 3814 CF34

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Torque Limiter

895380-4

8-08265-375

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Ignition Unit

868962-3

687454

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Bearing Set Matched

358894-1

110514

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Fuel Pump

897390-8

P-673C

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Seal & Rotor

358278

7235

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Bearing Shaft Set

3101170-17

99193

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Seal Assy

3102327-4

99139

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Coupling Curvic

3103906-1

99193

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Bearing Roll

358360-5

19914-704

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Bearing Ball

3101405-1

1-02330-625

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Gear & Bearing Assy

358676-3

GR95P05091-193, -1723, -2268, -1718

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Gear & Bearing Assy

358676-1

4-09044-7690, -7688,  -7684,-7685

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Switch Pressure

865956-10

3705

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Tube Oil Inlet

3101616-2

HT075

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Impeller 2nd stage

893482-5

3P-7901

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Plug Magnetic

893742-1

B3140W

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Oil Scavenge Pump

3108282-2

P7624

TPE331-10

EASA-2014002695

24/08/2017

06/08/2015

Housing Piston

3103856-1

99193

TPE331-10

EASA-2015002881

24/08/2017

11/12/2015

CASA -C212/ Fuel Drain Adapter

CA29800-1

M44200

N/A

EASA-2015002881

24/08/2017

11/12/2015

CASA -C212/ Fuel Drain Adapter

CA29800-1

M44303

N/A

EASA-2015002881

24/08/2017

11/12/2015

CASA -C212/ Fuel Drain Adapter

CA29800-1

M44004

N/A

EASA-2015003206

24/08/2017

25/01/2016

Ballon Front

74901

554

Emergency Flotation System SA 330

EASA-2015003206

24/08/2017

25/01/2016

Ballon L/H

74902

832

Emergency Flotation System SA 330

EASA-2015003206

24/08/2017

25/01/2016

Ballon R/H

74903

834

Emergency Flotation System SA 330

EASA-2016000351

24/08/2017

29/02/2016

HPC Spool 8-10

1694M80G04

GWNBJ072

GE90

EASA-2016001210

24/08/2017

14/06/2016

ACTUATOR

315A1800-18

10338

UNKNOWN

EASA-2016003435

24/08/2017

30/01/2017

Agusta 109LUHS/ Air data Unit

C17027BA01

890

N/A

EASA-2016003435

24/08/2017

30/01/2017

Agusta 109LUHS/ Air data Unit

C17027BA01

940

N/A

EASA-2016003435

24/08/2017

30/01/2017

Agusta 109LUHS/ Air data Unit

C17027BA01

1058

N/A

EASA-2015002780

24/08/2017

17/11/2015

ATR42-300/ TCAS  COMPUTER

822-1293-033

195737

N/A

EASA-2015000401

24/08/2017

19/02/2015

ATR 42-500/ Rockwell Collins Inc.TCR-230

622-6557-013

668

N/A

EASA-2016000005

24/08/2017

07/01/2016

TTR-921

822-1293-033

144136

TCAS

EASA-2015003080

24/08/2017

16/12/2015

Airbus A300/A310/A320/ Heat sink

GA32034R1-GA31984R1-GA32038R1

29950-25-R;

1259-010-028;

1304-009-002;

1154-001-007;

1030-034-042;

639-009-005;

673-024-041;

1266-019-004;

1172-020-012;

699-017-013;

5076-027-002;

1362-015-012;

BRAKE

EASA-2015001813

24/08/2017

05/08/2015

Micropompe Equipée

0044735150

12270

Astazou 2A et Astazou 2A2

Stolen Parts cases

EASA reference

Publication date

Date Reported to EASA

Product/Part name

Part Number

Serial Number

Assembly Name

Country/Competent Authority (if identifiable)

Description of facts/Background

EASA-2016002047

24/08/2017

17/08/2016

Messier Bugatti/ UPLOCK ASSY-NLG

C24730001-9

8861C24730

N/A

France

During transport between two plants, the driver lost one package while taking a roundabout. The box has been found later but empty.

201302073

24/08/2017

29/10/2013

AIRBUS A320/ EEC (Electronic Engine Control)

808050-4-068

2520-0109

N/A

Cyprus

During the period of 15/02/2013 - 01/05/2013 unknown persons stole from a warehouse the following parts.

201302073

24/08/2017

29/10/2013

AIRBUS A320/ EEC (Electronic Engine Control)

824972-7-022

2540-1272

N/A

Cyprus

During the period of 15/02/2013 - 01/05/2013 unknown persons stole from a warehouse the following parts.

201302073

24/08/2017

29/10/2013

AIRBUS A320/ EEC (Electronic Engine Control)

798300-16-052

2500-0273

N/A

Cyprus

During the period of 15/02/2013 - 01/05/2013 unknown persons stole from a warehouse the following parts.

201302073

24/08/2017

29/10/2013

AIRBUS A320/ SDAC (Signal Data Accusation Computer)

350 E5500202

0E5007097

N/A

Cyprus

During the period of 15/02/2013 - 01/05/2013 unknown persons stole from a warehouse the following parts.

201302073

24/08/2017

29/10/2013

AIRBUS A320/ ECB (Electronic Control Box)

304640-3

168

N/A

Cyprus

During the period of 15/02/2013 - 01/05/2013 unknown persons stole from a warehouse the following parts.

201302073

24/08/2017

29/10/2013

AIRBUS A320/ FMU (Fuel Management Unit)

8061-639

13813350

N/A

Cyprus

During the period of 15/02/2013 - 01/05/2013 unknown persons stole from a warehouse the following parts.

201302073

24/08/2017

29/10/2013

AIRBUS A320/ CVR (Cockpit Voice Recorder)

980-6022-001

CVR120-07530

N/A

Cyprus

During the period of 15/02/2013 - 01/05/2013 unknown persons stole from a warehouse the following parts.

201302073

24/08/2017

29/10/2013

AIRBUS A320/ BSCU (Brake System Control Unit)

E21327006

1385

N/A

Cyprus

During the period of 15/02/2013 - 01/05/2013 unknown persons stole from a warehouse the following parts.

201302073

24/08/2017

29/10/2013

AIRBUS A320/ ACTUATOR, LPCBMA (ENG NLA)

1777MK3

1777066

N/A

Cyprus

During the period of 15/02/2013 - 01/05/2013 unknown persons stole from a warehouse the following parts.

201401797

24/08/2017

08/10/2014

Airbus A321/ DCDUs (Datalink Control and Display Units)

401MFD3-2

02313

N/A

Ukraine

Two DCDUs (Datalink Control and Display Units) were stolen from maintenance organisation stock in Kiev, Ukraine.

201401797

24/08/2017

08/10/2014

Airbus A321/ DCDUs (Datalink Control and Display Units)

401MFD3-2

02312

N/A

Ukraine

Two DCDUs (Datalink Control and Display Units) were stolen from maintenance organisation stock in Kiev, Ukraine.

EASA-2015000361

24/08/2017

17/02/2015

CFM56-5B/ Ignition Exciter UNIT TFN-30

10-631045-2

SNT0C294

N/A

France

Carrier experienced a theft of these two boxes during transportation stop.

EASA-2015000361

24/08/2017

17/02/2015

CFM56-5B/ Ignition Exciter UNIT TFN-30

10-631045-2

UNJKJ249

N/A

France

Carrier experienced a theft of these two boxes during transportation stop.

EASA-2015002301

24/08/2017

17/02/2015

Cargo Hook

528-023-01

772

N/A

Sweden

Several components were missing from a Helicopter. Thorough investigation took place, the complete facility was searched and the components were not found.

Suspect that the components were unlawfully removed from the facility.

EASA-2015002301

24/08/2017

17/02/2015

AS350 -B2/ Main Rotor Servo Control

AC67244

EHS072

N/A

Sweden

Several components were missing from a Helicopter. Thorough investigation took place, the complete facility was searched and the components were not found.

Suspect that the components were unlawfully removed from the facility.

EASA-2015002301

24/08/2017

17/02/2015

AS350 -B2/ Main Rotor Servo Control

AC67244

FM188

N/A

Sweden

Several components were missing from a Helicopter. Thorough investigation took place, the complete facility was searched and the components were not found.

Suspect that the components were unlawfully removed from the facility.

EASA-2015002301

24/08/2017

17/02/2015

AS350 -B2/ Servo Control

AC67246

EC249

N/A

Sweden

Several components were missing from a Helicopter. Thorough investigation took place, the complete facility was searched and the components were not found.

Suspect that the components were unlawfully removed from the facility.

EASA-2016002910

24/08/2017

11/11/2016

Control Unit, Steering

46000-01

13-474

N/A

Italy

Aircraft parts were stolen from a van in Salerno Italy whilst they were being transported to Malta.

EASA-2016002910

24/08/2017

11/11/2016

Ground Power Unit (Selectiva Plus E)

MCM7014

487404

N/A

Italy

Aircraft parts were stolen from a van in Salerno Italy whilst they were being transported to Malta.

MCM tool.

In unserviceable condition with red tag.

EASA-2016002910

24/08/2017

11/11/2016

Valve, Outflow, Primary

103632-3

75-389

N/A

Italy

Aircraft parts were stolen from a van in Salerno Italy whilst they were being transported to Malta.

In unserviceable condition with red tag.

EASA-2016002910

24/08/2017

11/11/2016

Valve, Press Reg Sec

103664-2

75-646

N/A

Italy

Aircraft parts were stolen from a van in Salerno Italy whilst they were being transported to Malta.

In unserviceable condition with red tag.

EASA-2016002910

24/08/2017

11/11/2016

Starter Generator, APU

400SG159Q

S00009

N/A

Italy

Aircraft parts were stolen from a van in Salerno Italy whilst they were being transported to Malta.

In unserviceable condition with red tag.

EASA-2016002910

24/08/2017

11/11/2016

Brake Assy (3 Rotor)

6600518-003

NOV05-0612

N/A

Italy

Aircraft parts were stolen from a van in Salerno Italy whilst they were being transported to Malta.

In unserviceable condition with red tag.

EASA-2016002910

24/08/2017

11/11/2016

Brake Assy (3 Rotor)

6600518-003

JUN11-1466

N/A

Italy

Aircraft parts were stolen from a van in Salerno Italy whilst they were being transported to Malta.

In unserviceable condition with red tag.

EASA-2016002910

24/08/2017

11/11/2016

Life Raft

1320FASA-6J2-1-127

13UL-00539

N/A

Italy

Aircraft parts were stolen from a van in Salerno Italy whilst they were being transported to Malta.

In unserviceable condition with red tag.

 

Further information concerning the above cases may be obtained from EASA on request. However, due to practical reasons, eligible requests will be processed/replied only. A request would be considered as eligible when the requestor has encountered the part or its documentation with intention to install on its aircraft.
When requesting for additional information, please provide information:

  • Name, approval number, and address of organisation requesting
  • Contact details – e-mail
  • Details of the part in question from the list – EASA reference number, part number, serial number etc.
  • Aircraft/Engine Type/Model
  • Description and reasoning for the request

Eligible requests should be addressed to: IORS [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu

To report a SUP case to the Agency, please refer to the link and follow the instructions there. Please submit Technical report in conjunction with “Suspected Unapproved Part Questionnaire” to provide details.