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MARPA Announces United Airlines’ Mike Arata as Day Two Keynote Speaker for 2014 MARPA Conference


MARPA is proud to announce that Mike Arata, Managing Director of Engineering at United Airlines, will serve as day two keynote speaker for the 2014 MARPA Conference.

Mr. Arata has held various positions at United over his 22 year career.  He hired into United in San Francisco as a Liaison Engineer upon his graduation from college. He later transferred to Chicago, where he continued to work with Liaison Engineering in the lead engineer role.  He ventured out of engineering for a few years and worked with the Chicago Line Maintenance team as an Area Manager responsible for the day to day maintenance activities of running a large hub maintenance station.  Prior to his current role of Managing Director, he held the title of Senior Manager of Liaison Engineering. 

 In his current role, Mr. Arata is responsible for the compliance, configuration control, and modifications technical program requirements for the fleet.  Mr. Arata’s engineering team consists of over seventy engineers that work in the following four disciplines: Avionics, Systems, Powerplant Engineering and Cabin Systems

Beyond United, Mr. Arata holds the Chairman role on the A4A Engineering Maintenance and Material Council.  He also serves on the advisory board for Penn State University.

The MARPA Annual Conference will take place October 1-3, 2014 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. More Conference information is available online at:



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