EASA/FAA extend Form 8130-3 traceability mandates for new parts

SUMMARY:
On Sept. 8, 2015, the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration signed Change 5 to the Maintenance Annex Guidance of the EU/FAA Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement mandating that all new aviation parts receive an approval via an FAA Form 8130-3.

On, April 1, 2016, the FAA sent its aviation safety inspectors notice of the delay via an email.

To allow implementation of the privileges under 21.137(o) to the greatest extent possible, the FAA and the EASA agreed to extend the implementation deadline specified in FAA Notice 8900.336 from April 1, 2016, to Oct. 1, 2016. All other provisions of MAG CHG 5 remain in effect.

For EASA 145 repair stations, with respect to parts received from a U.S.-based production approval holder, the requirement that those parts be accompanied by an FAA Form 8130-3 has been extended until Oct. 1, 2016.

AEA COMMENTARY: 
Neither the FAA nor the EASA have published any formal guidance on the extension; however, we expect guidance in the next few weeks. Once published, the AEA will distribute the new guidance to all of the affected membership.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Ric Peri, vice president of government & industry affairs for AEA, by email at ricp@aea.net or by phone at 202-589-1144.

Regulatory - Europe