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
· 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.
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.
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.
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
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
· Foreign manufactured parts,
· 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):
· 14 CFR parts
8130.2, Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products.
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.
· FAA Form 8130-3, Authorized Release Certificate, Airworthiness Approval Tag.
· EASA Form 1, Authorized Release Certificate/Airworthiness Approval Tag.
C. Job Aids. None.
A. Application Review. Review the application
· 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.
2) Ensure that the product or article conforms to the requirements
of the importing/exporting country or jurisdiction per Order
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
· 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.