EASA has advised aircraft manufacturers that use products or parts provided by Japanese company Kobe Steel to use alternative suppliers if possible.  The advisory comes as ongoing investigations have revealed that Kobe has been fabricating inspection data on parts it makes. EASA issued a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) Oct. 17 alerting aircraft, engine and propeller manufacturers to be aware of the situation. Kobe workers “have, possibly over a period of many years, fabricated ...

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