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AWB 01-13 Issue 1, 27 May 2002
AWB 01-13 Issue 1 - Parts returned to service by Marchini Instruments Corporation
AWB 01-13 Issue 1, 27 May 2002
Parts returned to service by Marchini Instruments Corporation
Aircraft parts that were repaired, overhauled and approved for return to service by Marchini Instruments Corporation between 12 February, 1997 and 31 October, 2000.
The purpose of this AWB is to advise all aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, maintenance organisation and distribution organisations regarding maintenance performed by Marchini Instruments Corporation, a former FAA certificated repair station, located at 7352 NW 34th Street, Miami, Florida.
Information received during a FAA unapproved parts investigation (no. 2001-00059) revealed that Marchini Instruments Corporation performed work for which it was not rated. Marchini Instruments Corporation previously held and Air Agency Certificate (No. MH4R362M) with a limited instrument rating, issued 5 July 1991, and a limited accessory rating, issued 25 February 1993. Marchini Instruments Corporation's certificate limited its performance to the maintenance and alteration of components identified in their FAA-approved control documents, ie capability list (instruments), rev 2, dated 10 February 1997, and capability list (accessories), rev 2, dated 28 January 1997.
Evidence indicates that Marchini Instruments Corporation performed maintenance on, and approved for the return to service, various parts not listed on the current capability lists. Marchini Instruments Corporation attempted to notify it's customers through recall letters, however, some of the companies notified are no longer in business.
A partial list of parts that may have been improperly returned to service by Marchini Instruments Corporation are included in FAA Unapproved Parts Notification No. 2001-00059. A copy is held by CASA Maintenance Standards Branch and can be provided by fax or post on request.
Aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, maintenance organisations and distribution organisations should inspect their aircraft and/or parts inventory for any parts approved for return to service by Marchini Instruments Corporation during the time frame specified above. Appropriate action should be taken if any of these parts have been installed on an aircraft. If any existing inventory includes these parts, it is recommended the parts be quarantined to prevent installation onto an aircraft until a determination can be made regarding the parts eligibility for installation.
Further information may be obtained from the following FAA Flight Standards District Office:
8600 NW 36th Street,
Room 200, Miami,
FL 33166, USA.
Tel. (305) 716 3400, ext. 202
The above FAA FSD office would appreciate any information that could be provided concerning the discovery of these parts from any source, and the actions taken to remove the parts from inventory or service.