The following question was presented to Les Sargent, FAA AFS-640 Course Manager and was answered in kind.
The Boeing Company holds Production Certificate PC-700, which included the incorporation of the McDonnell Douglas Production Certificate PC-27 in 1998. For the older aircraft built under MD PC-27, should I we record MD or Boeing as the manufacturer on FAA Form 8130-6, Application for Standard Airworthiness Certificate?
Les’s Response: The following info is from TCDS #A6WE, page 78, under “Production Basis”:
The following aircraft factory serial numbers were produced under PC-27:
45695 (fus 001) thru 53581 (fus 2204)
53566 (fus 2206) thru 53591 (fus 2208)
53566 (fus 2210) thru 53558 (fus 2212)
53602 (fus 2214) thru 53572 (fus 2217)
The following aircraft factory serial numbers were produced under PC-700:
53492 (fus 2205), -53493 (fus 2209), 53494 (fus 2213)
53495 (fus 2215), 53496 (fus 2216), 53603 (fus 2218)
53497 (fus 2219), 53496 (fus 2220) and subsequent.
So the manufacturer is the PC holder and not the TC holder (if different). Unfortunately the holder of PC-27 and PC-700 are not named on the TCDS, but it must be on the aircraft ID plate. Therefore, all model MD-90-30 aircraft by serial number that were produced (manufactured) under PC-27 will have “McDonnell Douglas Corporation” as the manufacturer on the aircraft ID plate, and all model MD-90-30 aircraft by serial number produced (manufactured) under PC-700 will have “The Boeing Company” as the
manufacturer on the ID plate.
What ever is shown as the manufacturer on the aircraft ID plate is the correct manufacturer for that aircraft, and this should be verifiable by checking the aircraft serial number against this reference (above) from the TCDS. The only exception might be if the ID plate has been legally replaced sometime during the life of the aircraft, and the original manufacturer is no longer in business (eg Piper/New Piper, Aerospatiale/Eurocopter, etc.). But remember, we must use the complete manufacturer/PC holder name on the application and airworthiness certificate (not just “Boeing”).
Thanks Les. In regard to entering the entire model designation listed on the ID plate into Section I, Block 2 of FAA Form 8130-6, which proves to be impractical on occasion, I have sent a request to the folks in AFS-200 to provide us an out when the ID plate contains a manufacturer who name consists of six or seven words. Even with a bionic eye, using a 2-pitch font makes it unreadable. And as one of our members pointed out it rarely matches the manufacturers name as listed in the FAA Registry.