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MARPA Confirms the Safety of our Friends and Members in Japan

On behalf of all of the members of the MARPA family, we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to our members and friends who have endured the recent tragic events in Japan.

Over the past few days we have been exchanging emails with a number of  our members and contacts in Japan.  MARPA has received word from friends at All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, and others, assuring us that our members in Japan are safe at this time.  We greatly appreciate these updates, and hope that they will soon be able to begin to recovering from the effects of the earthquake, aftershocks, tsunami, and power loss.

Our members all appear to be far from the nuclear power plants in Fukushima (about 250 km), so under current estimates they appear to be safe from the radiation threat.  Nonetheless, we have asked them to let us know if there is anything that the Association can do to help them.

Our thoughts and warmest wishes are with the people of Japan in this time.

For more information on how to help, locate or report the whereabouts of a citizen, or find resources, please visit http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html

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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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