Suspected Unapproved Parts Details
EASA has become aware of an unapproved part with a forged FAA Form 8130-3.
An Italian approved maintenance organisation received from a supplier a new DUKES Pump Fuel Booster with P/N 4140-00-17 (P/N CESSNA C291504-0101); S/N 27843, and the related authorized release certificate FAA Form 8130-3 with Form Tracking Number 1534369 dated 20-Apr-2018. The FAA-approved aircraft manufacturer, that supposedly had issued the authorized release certificate, has confirmed that the FAA Form 8130-3 certificate provided with this part is not an authentic document.
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.