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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


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

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


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


US Government Seeks to Remedy Unfair Competition Affecting Aerospace Trade

MARPA is planning a meeting where members would have an opportunity to discuss (with ITA representatives) unfair competition that affects international trade and puts the US at a disadvantage Continue reading


MARPA Attends 2017 Aviation Summit

On March 2, MARPA had the opportunity to attend the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2017 Aviation Summit in Washington, DC.  The event featured addresses and panels by the presidents and CEOs of aerospace industry leading operators, manufacturers, and service providers. Although the focus was primarily on operational issues affecting air carriers like Open Skies, airport … Continue reading


New Required Language for Exports

A new regulation has changed the destination control statement (“DCS”) that is required on all exports of PMA aircraft parts. PMA aircraft parts are typically exported under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).  If you export aircraft parts, then the BIS regulations require a DCS.  These regulations have been … Continue reading


Become a Supplier to Embraer

The U.S. Department of Commerce is presenting a program on becoming a supplier to Embraer. Because many PMA companies are already manufacturing parts for Embraer aircraft, this may be an excellent opportunity to broaden your customer base for your Embraer parts. Continue reading


MARPA Returning to Japan

MARPA plans to promote PMA at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016, in Tokyo, Japan, October 12-15. Continue reading


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2018 MARPA Annual Conference - Featuring key airline and government speakersOctober 24th, 2018
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