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Ryan Aggergaard

Ryan Aggergaard has written 58 posts for MARPA

MARPA Extends MDCP Partnership – We still need your help with export data

MARPA is happy to announce that for a second year it has extended its partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration through the Market Development Cooperator Program (“MDCP”). We will continue to draw upon the expertise and wide network of contacts the ITA can bring to bear, and in exchange will continue … Continue reading

MARPA is Returning to Tokyo! Send us your Promotional Material

As we have in years past, MARPA will be working with our friends in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI), and Akira “Jay” Kato, to participate at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018. The event brings together as many as 20,000 attendees to network and develop contacts in the … Continue reading

Could Brexit Mean a Change for PMA Acceptance in the UK? (Spoiler: Probably Not)

MARPA spent last Thursday and Friday participating at the Certification Management Team quadrilateral meeting in Washington DC.  The CMT brings together the FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, ANAC Brazil, and representatives from industry to discuss the status of current initiatives and future plans that affect certification and acceptance of products (and articles) among the authorities. One … Continue reading

FAA Remote Test Witnessing Policy Open for Comment

The FAA has issued a draft policy statement that would enable FAA-authorized witnesses to remotely witness certain engineering tests via video. Although limited in scope the policy could prove beneficial by allowing necessary test witnesses to do so remotely rather than in person. Continue reading

Help the Air Force help PMA Manufacturers

MARPA wants details about your challenges doing business with the U.S. Air Force. We will work with SASPO to try to resolve these issues. Continue reading

2017 MARPA Annual Conference a Success

The new-look MARPA Annual Conference was a resounding success! Continue reading

MARPA Remains Vigilant on behalf of its Members

Last month MARPA attended the Certification Management Team (“CMT”) meeting in Ottawa.  For those unfamiliar, the CMT is a quadrilateral group comprised of the FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, and ANAC Brazil that works to optimize the certification process under the bilateral agreements among the partner agencies.  The decisions that come out of this group can … Continue reading

MARPA Files Comments on Propeller PMA Policy

MARPA files comments with the FAA to guard against onerous propeller PMA policy. Continue reading

MARPA Joins Industry Groups Securing Reissuance of FAA Notice 8900.380 Policy

On August 2 MARPA joined a petition signed by 12 other industry groups seeking the extension of FAA Notice 8900.380.  This effort was spearheaded by the Aviation Suppliers Association. Yesterday, the FAA responded to the petition by agreeing to reissue the policy for another year. Continue reading

MARPA Extends its Partnership with ITA

MARPA is happy to announce that it has extended its partnership with the U.S. International Trade Administration through the Market Development Cooperator Program for another year. Continue reading