All of the interior plastic parts offered for sale by Plane Parts Company are FAA-PMA Approved. Yes, the FAA wants all parts to be approved no matter how insignificant their purpose.
To see the current list of approved parts that we offer Application Data directly. You will need a PDF viewer like Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar to view the file.
If you want to verify the approval or our parts with the FAA, you can visit the FAA website directly. On the FAA website, can enter our part number on the Search Current Documents box or on the left sidebar under the browse options click on 'Design and Production Approvals->Parts Manufacturer Approvals (PMA) option. On the page that loads you will have a lot of search options. You can search for all of the parts that we have approved by just entering our name in the 'PMA Holder Name' box or you can enter our part numbers or part descriptions and you will be taken to the PMA data for that particular part(s).
In the event that you are unsure what rules apply to the maintenance of the cabin interior of your aircraft, we have included excerpts of some of the relevant FARs pertaining to aircraft maintenance below. You can read the full text of the FARs at US Government's Code of Federal Regulations website.
The following is a synopsis of the regulations related to the maintenance of the typical private, general aviation aircraft:
Section 43.3: Persons authorized to perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alterations.
(b) The holder of a mechanic certificate may perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations as provided in Part 65 of this chapter.
(c) The holder of a repairman certificate may perform maintenance and preventive maintenance as provided in Part 65 of this chapter.
(d) A person working under the supervision of a holder of a mechanic or repairman certificate may perform the maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations that his supervisor is authorized to perform, if the supervisor personally observes the work being done to the extent necessary to ensure that it is being done properly and if the supervisor is readily available, in person, for consultation. However, this paragraph does not authorize the performance of any inspection required by Part 91 or Part 125 of this chapter or any inspection performed after a major repair or alteration.
(g) The holder of a pilot certificate issued under Part 61 may perform preventive maintenance on any aircraft owned or operated by that pilot which is not used under Part 121, 129, or 135.
(5) The items of preventive maintenance authorized by this section are those listed in paragraph (c) of appendix A of this part.
Section 43.7: Persons authorized to approve aircraft, airframes, aircraft engines, propellers, appliances, or component parts for return to service after maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, or alteration.
(b) The holder of a mechanic certificate or an inspection authorization may approve an aircraft, airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, appliance, or component part for return to service as provided in Part 65 of this chapter.
(f) A person holding at least a private pilot certificate may approve an aircraft for return to service after performing preventive maintenance under the provisions of §43.3(g).
Section 43.13: Performance rules (general).
(b) Each person maintaining or altering, or performing preventive maintenance, shall do that work in such a manner and use materials of such a quality, that the condition of the aircraft, airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, or appliance worked on will be at least equal to its original or properly altered condition (with regard to aerodynamic function, structural strength, resistance to vibration and deterioration, and other qualities affecting airworthiness).
FAR 43, Appendix A: Major Alterations, Major Repairs, and Preventive Maintenance
(c) Preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance is limited to the following work, provided it does not involve complex assembly operations:
(11) Repairing upholstery and decorative furnishings of the cabin, cockpit, or balloon basket interior when the repairing does not require disassembly of any primary structure or operating system or interfere with an operating system or affect the primary structure of the aircraft.