Optimism on Aviation Trade with China

Optimism on Aviation Trade with China

As I sit down to write, America is on the verge of a trade war with China. And as the earliest salvos of that trade war were announced, where was I headed? China. I spent the week, after the President announced the trade sanctions against China, in Shanghai. I was certain that it would be…

Getting Closure When You Ship Aircraft Parts

Getting Closure When You Ship Aircraft Parts

Everybody talks about getting closure. It is a theme in pop songs and sappy movies. But surprisingly few discussions exist about closing your packages. Aircraft parts are shipped throughout the world. When you close the box on a shipment, are you thinking about whether your closure complies with the regulations? When you ship aircraft parts,…

FAA Renews Critical Stop-Gap Measures for Repair Stations

FAA Renews Critical Stop-Gap Measures for Repair Stations

If you work for a dual-certificated (FAA & EASA) repair station then you have probably been wondering what is going on with documentation requirements. You are probably throwing around terms like “MAG 6,” “8130-3” and “Bilateral Agreements” at parties and around the water cooler. And if you haven’t been discussing these items, then you should…

Avoiding the Expenses Associated with Hidden Hazmats in Aircraft Parts

Is that aircraft part that you are shipping to your customer a hidden hazmat? And are you complying with federal laws that affect the shipment of those parts? Many repair stations and air carriers ship aircraft parts that are hazardous materials, and they may not even recognize them as hazardous materials! It is important to…

Tips for Repair Stations with Foreign Clients

Many repair station professionals think that repairs are not covered by export regulations.  This is not the case!  Items intended to be repaired, and items that have been repaired, are generally subject to export regulations when they cross international borders.  The regulations often offer exceptions and loopholes that make it easy to make these transactions…

8130-3 Tags on Your Parts

There has been significant hub-bub in the United States over recent changes to the FAA-EASA agreements. The gist of the changes is that US-based dual-certified repair stations must receive a Form One (from the EU or Canada) or an 8130-3 (from the US) for each part/ component in order to be able to use that…