41 CFR 102-33.110 - What are our responsibilities when acquiring aircraft parts?
When acquiring aircraft parts, you must:
(a) Acquire the parts cost-effectively and acquire only what you need;
(b) Inspect and verify that all incoming parts are documented as safe for flight prior to installation;
(c) Obtain all logbooks (if applicable) and maintenance records (for guidance on maintaining records for non-military parts, see Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 43-9C, “Maintenance Records,” which is available from the FAA at http://www.faa.gov);
(d) Plan for adequate storage and protection; and
(e) Refer to FAA Advisory Circular 21-29C, Change (2), “Detecting and Reporting Suspected Unapproved Parts” (http://www.faa.gov).