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Special Investigation Working Group (SIWG)

Last Update: December 19, 2016

Chairman: Karsten Montebaur, Lufthansa Technik
APIM 14-103: Guidance for Assignment, Accomplishment and Reporting of Engineering Investigation for Aircraft Components (pdf, 150K)

Goal: Regulatory Authorities and reliability issues has required the operator or its repair facility to provide additional attention to aircraft components, which have produced either a flight incident or do not reach its intended reliability issues. This might happen not only to one specific serial number but also on the complete series of component.

The purpose of this standards activity is to develop a new ARINC Report to provide guidance for the assignment, accomplishment, and reporting of Investigations for components which exceeds the regular workshop analysis and repair process.

The operator repair shop and the OEM will use this guideline for aircraft components where additional attention has to be taken to fulfill reliability and authority requirements. This includes the process of assignment, the scope of accomplishment, and the content/style of final report.

A standardized process will define:

  • Clarify Content and Scope of Investigation
  • Provide a Comprehensive Report
  • Avoid Delays and Cost
  • Improve Reliability
  • Etc.

Current Drafts:

Meeting Announcement:

Last Meeting Report:

Special Investigation (SI) Working Group
June 7-9, 2016, in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Staff Contact

Sam Buckwalter