Condition Codes: What do FN, NE, SV, RP, and OH mean?

All aircraft parts or units exist in different conditions. This is not to say one is better or worse than the other in functionality but simply indicative of the status quo of a particular part. While some units might be brand new out of production, others might be repaired.

Even from a sales point of view, there could be different conditions placed on a product. For instance, a certain unit can be a surplus part, whereas some sales funnel might request the seller’s preference of a condition, which is also indicated by a REQUEST code.
What do different Condition Codes stand for?
Different brands and platforms tend to use these codes with slight variations, but for the most part, these have their standard meanings. Listed below are ten conditions codes that you’d find actively on , and here is what they stand for:
  • AR – As Removed
AR or As Removed refers to parts or units that were removed from an aircraft and are now listed for sale. These could state a reason or occasionally be unrepairable after the product’s life.
  • FN – Factory New
FN or Factory New indicates the condition of a product that is brand new from the factory. For it to be FN, the product should not be more than two years old since manufacturing.
  • IN – Inspected
IN code is used for parts that have been inspected for basic requirements along with different checklists of maintenance inspection if stated alongside.
  • MD – Modified
MD code is used to define the condition of a product or unit that has been modified or altered in minor or major ways. In some cases, the details of the modification might be stated.
  • NE – New Equipment
NE refers to a piece of new equipment or part that has no operation time and zero working cycles on it. A resold item can also have an NE tag as long as it was never used. The manufacturing date on NE items is not considered to assign this code, and only the operation of the new part is indicated.
  • NR – Not Repairable
NR is also used for non-repairable items or units. While these could be sold in perfect working condition, NR goods are not repairable after any malfunctions are detected. In some cases, these might be AR products as well.
  • NS – New Surplus
NS code is for new parts that were sold from one or more sellers but still have no operation time or cycles. These are parts that might go through the channel of sales from airlines to distributors and are then given the tag of New Surplus.
  • OH – Overhauled
OH condition refers to the possible overhauling of the product or equipment. This could involve completely or partially disassembling the product and restoring it to an optimum/maximum level of functionality.
  • RP – Repaired
RP refers to a product that has been repaired and might need some more work for optimum functionality. These parts are commonly used for functional tests compliance to use repaired parts and bring the unit to a serviceable stage.
  • SV – Serviceable
SV indicated a serviceable part. This means that the part is repaired and passed the functional tests. The exact specifications of the condition might also be stated at times.
We hope this overview helps you understand the codes indicating the condition of the products you’re trying to purchase. PartsandPlanes encourages sellers to update their product conditions accurately to give our buyers a genuine account of what to expect from a certain listing. Keep this quick guide at hand while making your purchase!


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