Suspect Unapproved Parts
There’s a problem in aviation that never seems to go away but, fortunately it’s a problem that is known and managed. There’s a supply of unapproved parts that find their way on to civil aircraft.
Sometimes these are counterfeit parts, they can be stolen parts or fraudulently identified parts. They can be parts illegally recycled from accident aircraft. When air accident investigators examine aircraft wreckage in part of the world it’s not uncommon to find parts missing. These suspect parts are commonly known as “bogus parts”. Installing bogus parts onto an aircraft has a serious impact on airworthiness.
To track the latest findings visit the EASA and FAA website pages using the links below.
EASA Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) List
FAA Suspected Unapproved Parts Program webpage