Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12751 times:
I am trying to find out what powers the authorities have over companies who issue EASA Form 1 or FAA 8130 certificates with their equipment.
For example, if a component is delivered and it's quality is lacking, what course of action do you have? Obviously you would not normally buy from that company again but sometimes, especially with old aircraft and obselesence, you have no choice. Where is it laid down what the responsibilities the companies have and the redress you can take through the relevent authority?
The EASA web site is not the easiest to navigate.....
Scarebus03 From Ireland, joined Apr 2005, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12728 times:
Any suspicion at all contact the feds or the aviation authority of your country immediately. Usually this becomes a criminal matter if the part is bogus and normally the easa form 1 is a fake with bogus parts.
It is the scourge of our industry and must be stamped out,
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13792 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12700 times:
To be able to issue an EASA Form -1, the repair station or manufacturer needs to have a company approval issued by the respective aviation authority in the name of EASA (for EASA member states). I would report sloppy maintenance etc. the the respective aviation authority, which will then take action.