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Part 21: Published!

The new Part 21 rulemaking has been published in the October 16 edition of the Federal Register!  This rule will become effective in six months, on April 14, 2010.

The new rule establishes new standards for manufacturing of aircraft products and aircraft parts.

MARPA will be working with the FAA to help coordinate a series of meetings all over the country to help educate the public about this new rule, and to provide an opportunity to ask your implementation questions to the FAA employees most directly responsible for the rule.  Right now, we are looking at the first two weeks of December for the West Coast meetings, with dates for all meetings to be announced, soon.  These meetings will be open to all, although you will need to RSVP in order to make sure that we can fit everyone.

MARPA also plans to work with the FAA to set up a members-only meeting during the implementation period (this Winter) in order to let MARPA member companies ask questions that have arisen in the course of the efforts to implement the new standards.

You can find the new rule online at:

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-24821.pdf

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About Jason Dickstein

Mr. Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group, a Washington, DC-based aviation law firm. He represents several aviation trade associations, including the Aviation Suppliers Association, the Aircraft Electronics Association, the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

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