Avionics News January 2016 - 14
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News & Regulatory Updates
FAA publishes Guidance on MAG 5
The Federal Aviation Administration has published
Notice N 8900.336 addressing the U.S./EU Maintenance
Annex Guidance, Change 5 requirements for the FAA
Form 8130-3 from production approval holders.
From Notice N 8900.336:
Based on the effective date of the MAG, Change
5 (Dec. 8, 2015), and the effective date of Part
21, Amendment 21-98 (March 29, 2016), it is the
joint position of the FAA and the EASA that a
transition period for the mandatory requirement
for the issuance of FAA Form 8130-3 for new
parts and required by the MAG, Change 5, will
be extended (until April 1, 2016) to align with
Part 21, Amendment 21-28.
This will allow those PAHs wishing to supply
new parts to repair stations for consumption
into EU articles the ability to revise their quality
manuals and introduce FAA Form 8130-3 as the
airworthiness release certificate.
Components released by the PAH, prior to the
new implementation date of April 1, 2016, will
not be required to be accompanied by FAA Form
8130-3. Only those components released from a
PAH's quality system, on or after that date, must
be accompanied by FAA Form 8130-3 if intended
to be installed on articles subject to the FAA/
Also noted in the notice are provisions for existing stock:
Note: New parts currently in inventory must,
at a minimum, have a document or statement
(containing the same technical information as
an FAA Form 8130-3) issued by the PAH or
supplier with direct ship authority.
The parts currently in inventory and
documented with the required information
will be grandfathered and remain suitable for
installation into EU articles provided the date
on the document is prior to April 1, 2016.
Annex 1 provisions of the agreement
regarding the export of parts remain
unchanged (i.e., parts that are exported to a
customer under the regulatory jurisdiction of
the EU will require the export certification
as detailed in the technical implementation
procedures for airworthiness independent
from the aforementioned grandfathering
All other provisions of the MAG, Change 5,
became effective Dec. 8, 2015.
This is a developing topic, and the AEA will be
conducting more webinars to discuss compliance with
this new focus of the MAG. Visit aea.net for more
information and the schedule for upcoming webinars.