Re: Contracted Maintenance
The guidance for rebuilt products are very specific regarding the 8130-3
A PAH may issue an FAA Form 8130-3 for approval for return to service after
rebuilding, altering, or inspecting its product in accordance with ?? 43.3(j) and 43.7(d). The useof FAA Form 8130-3 for this purpose is optional, but the FAA recommends its use. This will help aviation authorities and the industry to ensure complete traceabilit
y and ease the movement of products and articles through the aviation system. (Refer to
paragraph 3-2a(2) and figure 3-1of this order.)
Rebuilt products and articles accomplished by a manufacturer may not be found acceptable by some European countries, because “rebuilt” is not included within the definition of “maintenance” as defined in 14 CFR part 1 or because the European system does not have a similar system that recognizes “rebuilt.” Therefore, when completing FAA Form 8130-3 for the purpose of “rebuilt,” refer to paragraphs 3-2a(3), 3-5m(3), and 4-5l.
FAA Order 8130-21G - Just google it.