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Bob Cook to Retire from the FAA

Bob Cook from the FAA will be retiring after this week. You may not know the name but you certainly know his work. Continue reading


Southwest Airlines Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management-Technical Operations Requa to Keynote at MARPA Conference

MARPA is extremely pleased to announce that  Peter Requa, Senior Director of Supply Chain Management-Technical Operations for Southwest Airlines, will serve as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 MARPA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida from October 25th -26th at the B Resort & Spa. Peter has responsibility for Strategic Sourcing teams for purchase of maintenance … Continue reading

Standard Parts Do Not Need PMA (but it can be an option)

Standard Parts typically do not require FAA approval,. but FAA approval through PMA or TSOA can be an option Continue reading

Manufacturing Receiving Inspection is Not the Sort of “Inspection” that requires Drug and Alcohol Testing Under DOT Standards

Are manufacturers required to drug test their receiving inspectors? A recent FAA legal interpretation explains that receiving inspectors typically are not subject to the DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. Continue reading