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MARPA Conference: Thursday Schedule

Looking for the schedule for the MARPA Conference on Thursday?  Here it is!

7:00am – 5:00pm Registration in the main lobby
8:30am – 10:00am
Mike Arata, Managing Director-Project Engineering and Technical Operations, United Airlines Day One Keynote Speaker
Jason Dickstein, MARPA President MARPA’s 2012 Accomplishments, and What They Will Mean for YOUR 2013
10:30am – 12:00noon
Carol Giles, President, Carol E. Giles & Associates, Inc. Regulatory Challenges and FAA Compliance IssuesGiles recently retired as the Manager of Aircraft Maintenance for the Federal Aviation Administration. She has been involved in the regulations and policies that affect the use of PMA parts, and will share her experience with PMAs and discuss some recent FAA guidance that affects PMAs, including ICA guidance that helps to protect PMA parts from anticompetitive ICA licensing agreements (those anti-competitive agreements tended to undermine safety). She will share her thoughts on strategies for PMA success under a compliance paradigm.
Ed Bayne, Enterprise & Industry Interface, Boeing  (on behalf of IAQG) International Aviation Quality Group Update, including the AS9100 series of standards
Tom Cooper, Sr VP and Principal, Team SAI, Inc. PMA Industry Economic Outlook
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Thomas Dunlap, Partner, Dunlap Grubb and Weaver Manufacturing Liability and Strategies for Avoiding LitigationStrategies for protecting your business from unwarranted product liability claims.
Fred Elliot, US Department of Commerce Exports and the PMA MarketElliott describes the tools and programs available from the Commerce Department that can help PMA manufacturers identify non-US customers, and can facilitate export of parts to more customer.
David Daniels, Vice President North America, Wencor Group PMA and Legacy Programs
3:30pm – 5:00pm
John Milewski, PMA Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration Quality Systems Development for PMA Manufacturers: Next Step
Tom Enyart, Manager Propulsion Branch, LAACO, Federal Aviation Administration [due to FAA travel policies, we expect Mr. Enyart to join us by video conference] The Continued Operational Safety Plan: Are You Ready?
Walter Desrosier, Vice President of Engineering and Maintenance, General Aviation Manufacturers Association Safety Management Systems and PMADesrosier is an instrumental part of the aviation rulemaking community. He has served as the chair of the manufacturing team in the FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee on SMS and we continue to partner with him to develop SMS proposals tat will work for the manufacturing community. Desrosier will provide an update on where the current SMS plans are taking us.

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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