Industry Coalition to FAA: Rectify Issue Created by Commercial Parts Definition

In Early February, the Aircraft Electronics Association participated with an industry coalition to request rectification by the Federal Aviation Administration of an issue created by the definition of commercial parts. Under the U.S. regulatory framework, commercial parts do not require a production approval and, therefore, are not usually  accompanied by an FAA Form 8130-3. This unique application creates challenges with the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements, especially with Europe.

Click here to read the joint letter sent to the FAA from the industry coalition.

Contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, by email at or by phone at 202-589-1144.