First Wave Aerospace Takes Off As Independent Distributor of Embraer Repairs Management and 8130-3 Ready Parts

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New and improved offerings announced for Embraer Parts by First Wave Aerospace.

As An Indpendent Distributor of Embraer Parts, First Wave Has A Much Lower Overhead Cost Structure Than The OEM

Commercial aircraft parts distributor First Wave Aerospace announces qualified Embraer parts and repairs are now available with FAA 8130-3 Tags.

Tony McAnly, President of First Wave Aerospace, said this is a significant development for the future of the Company, as the E-Jet series of narrow-body and medium-range airliners produced by Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer is a commercial success.

First Wave Aerospace led the clarification effort in its region of a widely misinterpreted impression in the aerospace aftermarket and parts distribution industry that only the Production Approval Holder (PAH) could issue an export airworthiness approval. With the information from the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), of which First Wave is a long-time and accredited member, as well as its own research, including a Memorandum from the FAA in Washington, D.C, a deviation was effectively authorized that cleared the way to allow manufacturing Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR-F) to issue 8130-3 forms on behalf of the parts distributor.

Under United States law, an exporter of civil aviation parts is not required to obtain an FAA export airworthiness approval tag (8130-3 tag) as a condition of export. Nonetheless, it is common practice for U.S. exporters to obtain 8130-3 tags for their exports of aviation parts. This practice has become much more commonplace in recent years for several reasons, according to First Wave Aerospace Vice President Glen Hyden: “Increased reliance on traceability in the aviation industry, makes traceability under FAA guidelines for issuance on an airworthiness certificate – the FAA Form 8130-3 – the Gold Standard that the aerospace aftermarket industry worldwide is demanding.” Also, he cited U.S. bilateral airworthiness safety agreements with major trading partners pledge to provide such documentation and Europe instituted new regulations (EASA 145.A.42) that require such documentation as a condition of receipt.

As result of the clarification, First Wave Aerospace now offers 8103-3 Tags on qualified Embraer parts issued by a DAR-F with Function Code 20 authority.

As an independent distributor of Ebraer parts, First Wave Aerospace has 8130-3 ready parts in new condition for E-JETS, including ERJ-145; ERJ-170; ERJ-145; ERJ175 and ERJ-190. First Wave Aerospace Repairs Management can also coordinate repairs and exchanges for operators, MROs and other parts distributors. The repairs are performed by FAA Part-145 Repair Stations within the First Wave Aerospace trusted network of qualified suppliers.

Founded in 1992, First Wave Aerospace is one of the largest commercial aircraft parts distributors in North America with 248,000 line items and 6.5 million parts.

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