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 to the extent necessary to replace or repair those parts that have failed or caused the failure of the article. This work would be performed in accordance with the original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) maintenance manual.

An overhaul of an article would involve dissassembly, cleaning, inspection, parts replacement, reassembly, and testing of the article to bring it back to tolerances outlined by the OEM as overhauled. This work would be performed in accordance with the OEM's overhaul manual.

When a unit has been given an 8130 for a repair, does this mean that all AD's have been complied with or is the 8130-3 just for the repair itself?

ANSWER: The repair facility does sign only for the work performed, but they also have a responsibility to determine if all airworthiness directives have been complied with prior to issuing the FAA Form 8130-3. Otherwise, if an AD was due, they would be releasing an unairworthy article for return to service.

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