A British enterprise referred to as AOG Technics has been found distributing counterfeit components for elements of the CFM56 higher bypass turbofan, which is applied in numerous Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The enterprise forged many Authorised Release Certificates (ARCs) for these elements, which are airworthiness certificates guaranteeing that they meet certain requirements. The European Union Aviation Security Agency (EASA) confirmed that the accurate origin of the components is unknown at this time. Though the elements may well match, they had been not certified to meet the rigorous aerospace requirements, posing a considerable security danger.
It is unclear which certain components had been counterfeited, but CFM International, the joint venture among Safran and GE Aerospace that manufactures the CFM56 engines, has found 70 falsified ARCs related with AOG Technics across 50 portion numbers. With more than 30,000 CFM56 engines in service, the extent of the influence on aircraft is uncertain. CFM has alerted its prospects and upkeep facilities to be on the lookout for and quarantine any components delivered by AOG.
AOG Technics, founded in 2015, is majority-owned by Jose Zamora Yrala, a 35-year-old person who lists his nationality as Venezuelan on some documents and British on other folks. The enterprise has a web-site, while it seems to be at the moment unavailable, which raises suspicions about its legitimacy. The American Federal Aviation Administration has but to comment publicly on the circumstance, but the EASA, CFM, and GE are treating it as a critical matter.