FAQ n.19010

Should parts fabricated under a maintenance approval (Part 145) be marked with an EPA (European Part Approval) marking in accordance with Part 21A.804(a)(3)?


A Part 145 approved organisation can only fabricate parts for its own use in accordance with approved design data (145.A.42(cb)(iii)). If that data comes from the Type Certificate holder; 21A.804(a)(3) would not be applicable and those parts will not need EPA marking. If the data comes from a Supplemental Type Certificate holder, minor change approval holder or repair approval holder, the parts will have to be marked as prescribed in the applicable data which should include an EPA marking since 28/3/2004 (*).

(*) – As from 18.09.2022, parts covered by 21.A.307(b) does need to be accompanied by an EASA Form 1 to be eligible for installation and therefore their manufacturers do not require to hold a POA or produce the parts under Subpart F of Part-21.

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