FAA issues alert to inspect some jet engines for unapproved parts

Sept. 25, 2023
The FAA says UK-based AOG Technics sold bushings for GE Model CF6 engines without having FAA approval, Reuters reports.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert on Thursday warning that unapproved parts might be installed in certain General Electric model CF6 jet engines, telling owners to inspect planes or inventories for the parts, Reuters reports. Continue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

25 September 2023 - Last week, CFM International in Cincinatti reported that "thousands" of engine components may have been sold with forged paperwork by AOG Technics in London. This comes following a report earlier this month regarding the same concern.

Matthew Reeve, a lawyer for CFM and its co-owners General Electric and Safran, said AOG Technics had engaged in a "deliberate, dishonest and sophisticated scheme to deceive the market with falsified documents on an industrial scale".

A probe into the accused forged parts is ongoing. Reuters reports that 96 of the some 23,000 CFM56 engines in service have been affected.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
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