FAQ

  1. Who receives my search inquiry?

    Your FOP (FindObsoleteParts) search goes to an established network of pre-qualified, accredited/certified stocking distributors. All FOP Distributors are industry specialists in obsolescence/hard-to-find parts with the following qualifications:

    • Known and proven track record – in the business for over 10 years
    • Authorized to do business with the military and government; cage code issued
    • Maintain a strict counterfeit avoidance policy
    • Maintain the following accreditations/certifications: ITAR - ISO 9001 - AS9120 - ANSI/ESD-S20.20
    • Belong to the following Industry organizations: - Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce (ACCA) - Component Obsolescence Group – ERAI - GIDEP - IDEA
    • Recommended: CCAP-101, Army Aviation Association of America Aviation Suppliers Association, ISO 14001
    • Have a written policy of not doing business with unauthorized sources in China
    • Maintain a large range of inventory, with emphasis on obsolete parts

    No brokers without on-hand inventory are ever included in our network.

  2. What kinds of parts can I search for?

    You can look for any obsolete and/or hard-to-find part, from electronic and electromechanical components to commercial and military aircraft parts. Parts available for quotation include Actuators, Air Spares, Avionics, Batteries, Bearings, Cable Assemblies, Capacitors, CH 47 parts, Circuit Breakers, Combat Vehicle Parts, Connectors, Controls, Converters, Couplers/Attenuators, Crystals, Diodes, Displays/Lamps, Electromechanical, Electronic Components, Expendables, Fans, Fasteners, Filters, Fuses, Hardware, Indicators, Inductors, Interconnects, Integrated Circuits, Inverters, Knobs/Dials, Latches, Meters, Microcircuits, Microelectronics, Microprocessors, Motors, Oscillators, Power Devices, Relays, Resistors, RF Devices, Rotables, Semiconductors, Switches, Transformers, Transistors, Wire/Cable and much more including obsolete and hard to find parts. For more, see our Parts page.

  3. Are there any fees or commissions involved?

    FOP is only a complimentary search engine that puts you in touch with pre-qualified suppliers. There is no cost to you for the search and FOP does not receive any commissions. In no way is FOP involved with any of the transactions.

  4. What happens if the part I'm looking for isn't found?

    An accredited specialist/distributor will contact you to discuss and offer solutions.

  5. How long will it take to get results for my search?

    Most inquiries will be answered within one hour (during normal business hours).

  6. Do your participating distributors buy parts from China?

    No. FOP distributors maintain a strict policy of not procuring products from unauthorized sources in China. FOP requires that this policy appear in the distributor’s policy manual.

  7. How will you use my contact information?

    FOP maintains a strict privacy policy and will not share your email or contact information with any third parties other than FOP pre-qualified distributors that have been selected to assist in providing potential solutions for your parts search.

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