Suspected Unapproved Parts Details
EASA was informed about allegedly falsified EASA Form 1s for parts distributed by a U.S. based distributor. A Part 145 company from Denmark is misused in connection with counterfeit parts and material.
This Part 145 organisation confirmed that these EASA Form 1s are fake documentation and the company as a Part 145 provider, does not manufacture any parts nor have issued any EASA Form 1s with release in block 13 and the persons who have signed the docs are unknown to the company. The Form 1s do not contain information regarding the Part 145 organisation approval number.
Recommendation: Maintenance organisations, aircraft owners, operators, independent certifying staff, manufacturers, and parts suppliers are invited to make a determination of eligibility of this part for installation, before accepting such a part into their organisations or before fitting it to an aircraft.
If this part is found in stock, it is recommended that the part is quarantined to prevent installation until a determination can be made regarding its eligibility for installation.
It is also recommended for maintenance organisations, aircraft owners, and operators to check if unapproved parts are not already installed on in-service aircraft. If so, these parts should be replaced with approved parts. The unapproved parts should be quarantined.