b. Messages and
that effect the aircraft's airframe, will be
documented on the DA Form 2408-15, Historical Record for Aircraft.
Managed components with missing data plates.
component data plates should be replaced at the earliest possible
Blank data plates are listed in the applicable repair parts
and available from supply.
If the item is currently installed on an aircraft, all needed
information for the replacement data plate, may be obtained from the
appropriate DA Form 2408-16 Aircraft Component Historical Record, or
DA Form 2408-16-1, History Recorder, Component, Module Record.
When components are received from supply,
or depot level
maintenance activities, and the item is not identifiable because the
data plate is missing, or the stamped/etched markings have been
obliterated do the following:
(1) Use the item only if the established serial number can be
traced, and the component history verified.
(2) If the established serial number can not be confirmed, the
component/part must not be used. Activities must contact the AMCOM
Hot Line" for assistance using the appropriate 2410 Hot Line
Full instructions for
data reconstruction including the assignment of a replacement
component serial number, or item disposition instructions will be
Counterfeit or Bogus component/part awareness.
military investigators continue to encounter vendors that are engaged
in selling unsafe aeronautical components in to civilian and military
a . Counterfeit items are the direct result of fraud.
normally are defective and unsafe but are being sold as fully
serviceable. Many counterfeit parts are condemned items that have
been reworked to give the appearance of airworthy components,
When suspect components/parts are received, they must be
brought to the attention of a qualified technical inspector.
items that are suspected of being counterfeit must be reported to the
AMCOM Field Data Division, Customer Interface Branch Hotline by
Identification of counterfeit or bogus components/parts is
often very difficult due to the skill of the individuals or vendors
that manipulated the item; however, some indicators of possible
counterfeit items are: