The Federal Office of Civil Aviation publishes information on unapproved parts. In the aviation industry, unapproved parts are defined as aircraft parts, components, raw materials and consumables that are not manufactured, maintained or modified in accordance with the applicable regulations and international standards, or that have counterfeited certificates.
Foreign UPNs, provided they are known to the FOCA, can be accessed using the links to the appropriate supervisory authorities. UPNs that are only available to the FOCA in written form are made available for download in electronic form under the heading ‘Foreign UPNs’.
When a notification has been made, the procedures set out in the operating manuals to ensure that unapproved parts are identified and removed from parts stocks and aircraft must be strictly applied.
Unapproved Parts Notifications published by the FOCA to date
- 2002-001 (PDF, 23 kB, 25.02.2008)Dornier Do-228 and Do-328 series aircraft and Garrett TPE-331 series turboprop engine partsreleased between September 17, 1998 and September 12, 2000 by Aircraft Service Berne/Belp AG (ASB) without appropriate data, authority and approval
- 2002-002 (PDF, 10 kB, 26.02.2008)Pilatus PC-6/B series structural partsmanufactured by unknown source without approval
- 2003-001 (PDF, 69 kB, 27.02.2008)Mecaplex, Bubble window,Approval Ref. No. 049 JAA Form One
- 2014-001 (PDF, 21 kB, 10.03.2014)Lantal, Flammability Certificate, PVC Carpet protector
"Unapproved Parts Notifications" EASA and FAA