The FAA has released Order 8130.21H covering how to complete the new 8130-3. The new 8130-3 will be dated 2/14 and will replace the form dated 06/01. The change is part of a effort to harmonize the Authorized Release Certificate among multiple civil aviation authorities.
The changes to the form include:
- Change the term “National” to “Civil” in Block 1
- Remove Block 9 – Eligibility Block
- Remove term “Batch” from the “Serial/Batch” Block
- Renumber Blocks to coincide with other countries’ Form 1
- Change the date format to (dd/mm/yyyy)
- Update “User/Installer Responsibilities” section at the bottom of the ARC to match the new Part 21 terminology (i.e. articles)
.In addition the Order changes:
- Changed record retention requirements for domestic and export airworthiness approvals to 5 years for products & articles and 10 years for critical parts. An
approval for return - to - service must comply with parts
43, 91, 121, 135, and 145 – 2 years.
- Updated guidance describing how copies of FAA Form 8130-3 are handled and marked.
- Removed the term “issuer” and replaced it with“originator” (defined in Appendix C: Definitions).
- Harmonized the implementing instructions for Block 7- Description.
- In the block-by-block instructions concerning “Block
12”, added implementing instructions for batch or lot
- Moved all sample figures of FAA Form 8130-3 to a
separate appendix – Appendix A.
- Record retention, Handling lost FAA Form 8130-3, and Reissuing FAA Form 8130-3 because of typographical
- Added note to clarify that prototype products/articles
are not eligible for installation on in-service, type
- Guidance regarding how commercial parts are
potentially eligible with Form 8130-3 is now included. U
- Updates have been made to the documentation
procedures for splitting bulk shipments (removed
certified true copy requirement & added “authorized
- Added section discussing how to handle articles
marked with dual or multiple part numbers.
- Added section discussing return-to-
service information relevant to the European Union, which includes how to fill out Form 8130-3 for “Rebuilt Engines” — removes deviation to order signed on September 5, 2008.
- Updates the terms “Inspected” and/or “Tested” in the
status/work block with the Maintenance Annex Guide.
- Updated Paragraph 4 -1(b)(1), so wording mirrors FAA
Order 8130.2 concerning “exporter’s” responsibilities.
- Added “Note” giving guidance on US and EU annexes.
- Updated section concerning used products and articles
reflecting changes to Part 21.
- Updated the terms “NEW” and “USED” in the
status/work block in accordance with 14 CFR 21.331.
- Added section in the remarks block (Block 12) when
exporting a product or article to a country or jurisdiction
that does not have a bilateral agreement with the U.S.
- Removes the sample figures of extensible markup
language (XML) fragments from chapter 5.
- Removes the required use of the watermark “Printed
from Electronic File” from the electronic FAA Form