Suspected Unapproved Parts Details
EASA has become aware of an unapproved part with a forged FAA Form 8130-3.
A German approved maintenance organisation received a Support-Outboard Landing Gear RH part with the PN 0745603-2 and the related FAA Form 8130-3 with the Form Tracking number 72754-NW dated 27-Apr-2016 from the owner. A copy of the FAA Form 8130-3 certificate was sent for verification to the FAA approved maintenance organisation who is supposed to have inspected the part. The maintenance organisation from the USA has confirmed that the FAA Form 8130-3 certificate of the subject part is forged.
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 to maintenance organisations, aircraft owners, and operators to check whether the unapproved part is already installed on in-service aircraft. If so, the part must be replaced with an approved one. The unapproved part shall be quarantined.
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 SDM [at] easa.europa.eu.