AEA & FAA Parts Forum

July 13-14, 2016

Lee's Summit, Missouri

Hosted by the AEA in cooperation with the FAA

In light of the recent changes of the past two years in parts acceptance for Part 23 aircraft, this Parts Forum will focus on the "acceptability" of parts for installation in Part 23 aircraft both from the design and manufacturing perspective as well as the installation perspective. 

In October 1995, the Task Force on Suspected 'Unapproved Parts' submitted its report to the FAA Administrator and began an unprecedented period of misunderstood and misapplied standards to parts. 

The vision for both the Task Force and the SUPs program was and is to promote the highest level of aviation safety by eliminating the potential safety risk posed by the entry of "unapproved parts" in the U.S. aviation community. 

However, as indicated in the SUP report, the commonly used term "approved part" is not synonymous with "a part that has received a formal FAA approval" but rather parts that are acceptable for installation in certified aircraft. 

This forum will review the regulations, guidance and policies defining the acceptability of parts for installation in certificated aircraft, and using the continuum of safety philosophy, make recommendations on where the agency should go in its future policy.

There is no fee to attend this Parts Forum; however, you must register.


Forum Location

Aircraft Electronics Association
3570 NE Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64064


Forum Schedule

July 13, 2016 -- 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

July 14, 2016 -- 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Reception follows from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 14.