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Re-tagging with FAA Form 8130-3 
Is it OK to over tag a part with your repair stations 8130-3 when it has been repaired by another repair station that issued an 8130-3 from them, if you …

Filling out an FAA Form 8130-3 
How do I fill out an FAA form 8130-3? ANSWER: FAA Order 8130.2G provides instructions on how to fill out the FAA Form 8130-3. You can download this …

FAA Form 8130 for Salvaged Parts 
Is it required to have an FAA 8130 Form prior to installing a salvaged serviceable part, provided the acft it was removed from is identifiable and the …

FAA Form 8130-3 -vs- Certificate of Conformity 
What is the difference between an FAA Form 8130-3 and a Certificate of Conformity? ANSWER: An FAA Form 8130-3 , Airworthiness Approval Form, identifies …

Re-issuance of FAA Form 8130-3 
When an 8130-3 is reissued, does the form tracking number remain the same as the original 8130-3 or is it given a new tracking number? ANSWER: In …

Maintenance Release 
Is a FAA Form 8130-3 needed for a refurbished sidewall panel that has been repaired and recovered with new liner? ANSWER: A record of work performed …

FAA Form 337 and Approved Data  
Do repair or overhauls on components that comply with approved data other than OEM data (FAA Form 8110-3 approved instructions) have to be documented …

Experimental Operating Limitations 
I want to buy an experimental aircraft and the owner lost the operating limitations. How can I or he get a copy? ANSWER: You can ask the local Flight …

BLOCK 12 of FAA Form 8130-3 
What is the difference between repaired and overhauled shown in block 12 of an FAA Form 8130-3? ANSWER: A repair of an article would involve disassembly …

Maintenance Record Entries 
Under what FAR can I find who is responsible for completion of a component log card after maintenance/repair? ANSWER: Please see the following regulation: …

Hobbs Time 
What is the definition of Hobbs time? ANSWER: I don't think there is a formal definition for Hobbs time, but I can tell you that it is a term used …

Back to Birth Record for LLP 
Is it a requirement to have back to birth records for life limited parts such as landing gears. ANSWER: All parts that are installed on an aircraft …

Record Retention Periods 
During aircraft re-deliveries, the Lessor/Buyer will always ask for the release certificates of the On Condition and Condition Monitored OC/CM components …

Certificate of Conformity 
Can a Certificate of Conformity take the place of an FAA Form 8130-3 after a part or component is inspected, repaired or overhauled? ANSWER: The …

Adding Inventory Tags to Parts 
If an existing item is properly labeled (TSO#, Part #, Serial #, Date of Mfgr, etc) and already certified, does adding an additional inventory tag attached …

Submiting an FAA Form 337 
What is the address to send 337's in Oklahoma City? ANSWER: In answering your question, I would first like to start with a brief background of …

FAA Form 8130-3 Certification of Incomplete Part Sets 
In the situation where a complete set of parts is repaired/overhauled, the part number of the set can go in the Part Number field (Block 8), and in most …

Aircraft, Engine, and Prop Serial Numbers in Logbooks. 
Is there a requirement to have the aircraft, engine, prop serial number listed on the logbooks and if so what would be the regulatory reference? …

FAA Form 8130-3 For Overhauled Life Limited Parts 
For a Life Limited Part, on the 8130-3 is it a requirement to enter the TSN, CSN and TSO, CSO on the form when the item is released from overhaul? …

FAA Form 8130-3 for Software 
We have a customer requesting that we have an FAA Form 8130-3 completed for our product, but it is a software product. We believe it would not need an …

FAA FORM 8130-3 
Who is authorized to issue this form? ANSWER: The only persons authorized to issue an FAA Form 8130-3 are FAA aviation safety inspectors (ASI), …

FAA Form 8130-1 Part II - Application for Approval of Aeronautical Parts 
Since Class II articles are no longer existing per the last regulation change, when is Part II of the FAA Form 8130-1 required to be filled out? …

FAA Form 8130-3 Issued by Manufacturer 
I am a distributor and I need to get a component maufacturer to issue an 8130-3 tag for use on a different type of aircraft. The maufacturer is hesitent …

Compass Calibration Card 
1) What is the requirement for a compass calibration card? 2) Is it signed, and if so by who? 3) Is it recorded in the airframe logbook? ANSWERS: …

Time Since New and Cycles Since New Recording for Life Limited Parts 
Is there a requirement for TSN and CSN data to be entered onto the FAA Form 8130-3 for a life limited part, when the part has been modified and reinstalled …

FAA Form 8130-3 for a Windshield 
Is it necessary to get a FAA Form 8130-3 for a windshield? ANSWER: Reference Advisory Circular (AC) 20-62D. You can download a copy of this document …

Written -vs- Computer Generated Signatures on Aircraft Maintenance Records 
Is there a requirement for a written signature on an aircraft work card or log entry, when the operator is using an electronic system? ANSWER: NO, …

Sign off 
If a crewmember complies with a nav database update, then signs the work off while the aircraft is located off site, can an A&P mechanic sign off the …



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