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Volume 8  general technical functions

chapter 5  GENERAL AIRWORTHINESS AND AVIONICS TECHNICAL FUNCTIONS

Section 4  Issue Import/Export Airworthiness Approval

8-380    PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.

A.    Maintenance:

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·    Export Product: 3421.

·    Export Articles: 3450.

B.    Avionics: Export Articles: 5450.

8-381    OBJECTIVE. This section provides guidance for processing an import/export certification project.

8-382    GENERAL.

A.    Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO). MIDOs have the responsibility for the airworthiness certification of import/export aeronautical products. MIDOs have the option, with proper coordination, of delegating this responsibility to a Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) having appropriately qualified Airworthiness inspectors.

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B.    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 8130-3, Authorized Release Certificate, Airworthiness Approval Tag. Use FAA Form 8130-3 when the airworthiness authority of the importing country or jurisdiction requires a Certificate of Airworthiness for Export. Also, use this form for articles produced from a facility located in another country or jurisdiction that is producing parts under an extension of an FAA production approval.

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C.    European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Form 1, Authorized Release Certificate/Airworthiness Approval Tag. EASA Form 1 is a standard document used in EASA part 145 member countries or jurisdictions for export purposes and as an official certificate for delivery of parts from manufacturers and maintenance organizations.

1)    An FAA-certificated foreign repair station rated for the work accomplished must use EASA Form 1 to indicate return to service for items repaired or overhauled in a European member country.
2)    “New” items may have EASA Form 1 issued along with an invoice, packing slip, or other supporting documentation from the supplier showing that the material was sold in “new” condition. Refer to the current edition of FAA Order 8130.2, Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products, for further guidance.
3)    In all cases, the documentation supplied must meet regulatory requirements to be able to install any of the following on U.S.-certificated products and components:

·    Foreign manufactured parts,

·    Overhauled,

·    Inspected/tested parts,

·    Modified parts, or

·    Repaired parts.

8-383    PREREQUISITES AND COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS.

A.    Prerequisites. This task requires familiarity with the type of equipment for import/export.

B.    Coordination. This task requires coordination with the operator/applicant and MIDO.

8-384    REFERENCES, FORMS, AND JOB AIDS.

A.    References (current editions):

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·    14 CFR parts 21, 39, 45, and 47.

·    Order 8130.2, Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products.

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·    Order 8130.21, Procedures for Completion and Use of the Authorized Release Certificate, FAA Form 8130-3, Airworthiness Approval Tag.

·    Volume 8, Chapter 5, Section 1, Issue Airworthiness Certificate for an Aircraft.

·    Manufacturers’ manuals, as applicable.

·    Advisory Circular (AC) 21-2, Export Airworthiness Approval Procedures.

B.    Forms:

·    FAA Form 8130-3, Authorized Release Certificate, Airworthiness Approval Tag.

·    EASA Form 1, Authorized Release Certificate/Airworthiness Approval Tag.

C.    Job Aids. None.

8-385    PROCEDURES.

A.    Application Review. Review the application for:

·    Eligibility,

·    Completeness, and

·    Whether the product is “new/original” or “used/recurrent.”

B.    Product Inspection.

1)    Coordinate with operator/applicant to schedule the inspection of the product.
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2)    Ensure that the product or article conforms to the requirements of the importing/exporting country or jurisdiction per Order 8130.2.

8-386    TASK OUTCOMES.

A.    Complete the PTRS Record.

B.    Complete the Task. Successful completion of this task will result in one of the following:

1)    An issued certificate, or
2)    The operator/applicant (exporter only) accomplishing the following:

·    Requesting cancellation of the U.S. registration and airworthiness certificate(s), and

·    Returning the certificate(s) to the FAA.

C.    Document the Task. File all supporting paperwork in the operator/applicant’s office file.

8-387    FUTURE ACTIVITIES. None.

RESERVED. Paragraphs 8-388 through 8-402.