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33-9 - Developing Data for Major Repairs of Turbine Engine Parts

Date Issued
April 30, 2010
Responsible Office
ANE-111,  Aircraft Certification Service Engine & Propeller Directorate - Rulemaking & Policy


a.     This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance on developing the technical data needed for major repairs of critical and complex turbine engine parts.  This guidance will help persons developing major repair data meet the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 43 to restore the engine to at least equal to its original or properly altered condition.  This does not mean that a repaired part must be returned to a factory-new condition.  However, the engine on which the repaired part is installed must remain airworthy and in compliance with the applicable regulations.  For repairs of turbine engines and parts, the applicable requirements are Airworthiness Standards: Aircraft Engines (14 CFR part 33) and Fuel Venting and Exhaust Emissions Requirements for Turbine Engine Powered Airplanes (14 CFR part 34).
       b.    Additionally, this AC provides guidance to assist persons developing major repairs with developing a continued operational safety plan.  It also helps them evaluate engine parts recovered from accidents and incidents prior to making a repair.