Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs) – ½ Day


Ensuring that parts installed on aircraft and their component parts meet applicable aviation regulatory requirements is the responsibility of every Repair Station. Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs) is a very real problem that threatens the supply chain of many aviation organisations.

SUPs cover a multitude of aspects such as parts lacking proper documentation; counterfeit parts; parts rejected during production because of defects; improperly maintained parts, etc.
Substantial progress has been made to reduce the number of unapproved parts being introduced into the aviation system, yet constant vigilance and training is paramount to ensure that the harm SUPs impose is addressed.

This course defines the SUPs policy of the FAA; provides procedures to identify SUPs; and outlines investigative techniques which satisfy safety and enforcement responsibilities.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed 

– Abbreviations and Terms
– The FAA SUPs Program
– What is a SUP?
– Approved Parts
– Unapproved Parts
– Reporting SUPs
– Guidance for reporting SUPs
– Recognising SUPs
– Preventing SUPs entering the system
– Review
– Quiz

Target groups 

This course is beneficial for management, quality assurance personnel, supervisors, inspection personnel, personnel issuing approvals for return-to-service, stores inspectors, and supply chain personnel.


A background in an aviation environment.

Learning Objectives 

Benefits from this training are to be able to interpret the FAA regulations to understand the regulatory requirements for approved parts, and become equipped with skills and knowledge in detecting and identifying suspicious parts and components.


1/2 Day – Start at 09.00 and finish at 13.30, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806

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