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FAA, Regulatory, Safety Management Systems

MARPA files SMS Comments

On Monday, MARPA filed comments on the FAA’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).

MARPA’s comments illustrate a veriety of problems withthe proposed SMS regulations, including:

  • Paperwork Reduction Act inaccuracies
  • Regulatory Flexibility / cost-benefit inaccuracies
  • Redundancies
  • Alternative ways to achieve the desired results
  • Specific elements of the rule that needed to be changed

In addition, MARPA has also added some previously filed comments to the Government Affairs page on the MARPA website.


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 Air Carrier Purchasing Conference, and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association. He also represents private clients drawn from the spectrum of the aviation industry.


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