Re: FAA 8130-3 Approval acceptance by EASA DOA
1 - Can anyone confirm whether if I have an LRU supplied with an EASA Form 1 with "Approved Design" in block 13 checked, is it assumed that the design is approved by a Part 21 DOA and no further investigation on the design approval for the part/appliance is required?
The only way that this block can be checked is if the FAA has approved the design. The primary responsibility of verifying is with the person (FAA or delegate) creating the tag.
2 - If the part/appliance is released with an FAA form 8130-3, does that mean it has PMA, or does the DOA still have to take design responsibility for the part?
The part may or may not have PMA. There are other ways such as STS or TSO. This will be identifed in block 13 of teh 8130-3 tag. The design responsibility always rests with the design holder and approval is with the ACO.
With the last change to the order for PMA the eligible aircraft are not longer required to be identified on the 8130-3 form. It is the installer’s responsibility to determine what aircraft the part is eligible for installation on.