Suspected Unapproved Parts Details
The FAA has informed EASA about a suspected unapproved part Air Cycle Machine with the P/N 2206400-2 and S/N 37-8036 that originated in China with forged FAA Form 8130-3/ EASA Form 1 and no additional information regarding the legitimacy of the part. Subsequent investigation conducted by UK CAA revealed that the Air Cycle Machine was not overhauled by the mentioned EASA approved Part 145 maintenance organisation as stated in the alleged documentation. The EASA approved Part 145 maintenance organisation confirmed they have no records of this unit serial number/release documentation in their system.
The investigation also found that the subject part is currently secured in the facility/storage of UK supplier. The part is confirmed to be under quarantine and this SUP case investigation is considered closed at EASA side.
Recommendation: It is recommended that any new information, regarding the re-certification or scrapping of this part together with a copy of the relevant certificate, should be sent to the EASA at IORS [at] easa.europa.eu .