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Draft SUP Program Order Released

On July 15, the FAA released draft Order 8120.16A entitled “Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) Program,” which would cancel current Order 8120.16, “Processing Reports of Suspected Unapproved Parts.” The draft Order would shift program responsibility from Flight Standards Service Aircraft Maintenance Division (AFS-300) to the Aircraft Certification Service Design, Manufacturing, and Airworthiness Division (AIR-100) and clarify implementation responsibilities.

Comments to the new draft order are due Aug. 17. To download the draft order, and for more information on comment submission, visit the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) draft orders page.

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