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Spirit Airlines Will Own 14 More A319s

Spirit Airlines is purchasing 14 A319 aircraft that it had previously been leasing. As those aircraft come off lease, this should eliminate artificial impediments to use of PMA on those aircraft. Continue reading

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Chinese Suppliers and Tariffs

Do you have Chinese suppliers? Aircraft parts from China have been specifically identified as a target for a new 25% tariff; but there is still an opportunity to influence the final list. 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

FAA Plans Jan. Webinar on New China Trade Agreement

The FAA will hold a webinar for industry on January 17 to discuss the FAA’s new Agreement with China (IPA). 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

Selling PMAs to China? New FAA Policy Harms PMA Exports!

CHINA EXPORT ALERT: The United States has signed a new Agreement with China that prevents the export of certain aircraft parts – and these were parts that were legal to export to China before the new agreement. 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

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