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.
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