FAA Stores & Receiving Inspection Procedures – 2 Days


The FAA receiving inspection system for aircraft parts and material aims to establish traceability and that parts were manufactured in accordance with 14 CFR Part 21, were previously determined to be airworthy under 14 CFR Part 43, and produced to established industry standards.

For an operator or repair station to ensure these requirements are met requires personnel to be trained to acquire adequate knowledge to reduce the risk of allowing unairworthy parts into the system and maintain compliance.

The FAA regulations that drive the receiving inspection and stores distribution system and guidance material are far-reaching and include aircraft identification marking, certification, and maintenance.

This comprehensive 2 days training provides operators, repair stations, and manufacturers with detailed guidance on how to establish an enhanced receiving inspection system to help eliminate the safety risk posed by unairworthy components, parts, or materials.
Attending this training will place companies in the best position to ensure that articles being returned to service conform to type design or specifications and airworthiness requirements.

Who is this course for?

The course is made for aviation professionals, particularly those involved in material management and receiving inspection processes. The course aims to provide comprehensive training on the proper procedures, documentation, and regulatory compliance required for storing and inspecting aviation materials in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines.

What is the benefit of attending this training?

The participants will learn essential skills and knowledge related to material management and receiving inspection processes in the aviation industry. Some key topics covered in the course include understanding FAA regulations and guidelines for material storage and receiving inspection, best practices for handling and documenting incoming materials, quality control procedures, identification of potential discrepancies, and maintaining accurate records to ensure regulatory compliance and safe operations.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Terms and Definitions
– Approved Parts / Acceptable Parts / PMA Parts
– Stores & Receiving Inspection Documentation
– Stores and Receiving Inspection FAA Regulations
– Determining Traceability and Eligibility of Aircraft Replacement Parts
– Production Approval Holders Parts Certification Responsibilities
– Developing a Receiving Inspection System Plan
– Receiving Inspection Procedures for Aircraft Parts and Material
– Aircraft Parts and Material Documentation Requirements
– Disposition of Scrap and Unsalvageable Aircraft Parts and Material
– Training and Qualification of Receiving Inspection Personnel
– Suspected Unapproved Parts
– FAA Compliant Aviation Stores Procedures
– Auditing an Aviation Stores & Receiving Inspection Systems

Target groups

The course is intended for personnel who are required to manage or operate an Aviation Stores or who are required to accept material into an Aviation Stores. The course would also benefit Certifying Staff, Quality Inspectors, Quality Managers, Maintenance Managers, and Maintenance Engineers.


A background in an aviation environment.

Learning Objectives

The benefits of attending this training are to gain an understanding of:

  • U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations are relevant to Aviation Stores and how to maintain compliance.
  • the various processes and procedures for personnel involved in managing FAA-compliant Aviation Stores and the Receiving Inspection process.
  • establishing aeronautical parts traceability and eligibility for installation.
  • the issues associated with Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs) and how to help eliminate the safety risk they impose.
  • the key elements involved in auditing Aviation Stores for compliance.

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1 day – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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