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.
Jason Dickstein has written 343 posts for MARPA

FAA Updates PMA Order to Refine Part Marking Requirements

“Change One” to FAA Order 8110.42D has been released; it provides useful guidance on compliance with PMA marking requirements. Continue reading


Air Carrier SMS Deadline Looms

The air carrier deadline for implementing SMS programs is just six months away! Continue reading

PMA Parts Must be Marked – But Drawings? There are Options!

The FAA has clarified the PMA marking requirements as they apply to PMA drawings. The clarification opens up a new mechanism for companies to streamline their processes. Continue reading

Opportunity to Consult with a non-US Government on Certification

MARPA has been contacted by a non-US authority that is seeking certification experts in mechanical flight controls and ULDs, This could be a great short-term consulting opportunity, as well as a great way to share your knowledge in a way that promotes global safety. Continue reading

New FAA Guidance Could Affect Parts Related to Engines and APUs: Open for Comment

The FAA has published a draft AC for comment. It interprets 14 C.F.R. § 25.901(c) to require an analysis of uncontrollable high engine thrust/power (UHT) failure conditions. If applied to PMA applicants, this could be a tremendous new burden. Continue reading

New FAA Guidance on Propeller PMA Parts – Open for Comment

A proposed FAA policy could change the way that propeller parts are handled in PMA applications. Take a look at the proposed policy carefully if you are involved in PMAs (or DER repairs) on propeller parts. Continue reading

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

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

Finding Suppliers in Taiwan

Are you looking to expand your global supply base? The Taiwan Trade Center is offering generous subsidies to MARPA members to entice them to attend the Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE), which will be held in Taipei on August 17 – 19. Continue reading