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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 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

Parts Approval in Europe Becomes a Reality

For years, PMA parts were a uniquely American product. But recent European events may suggest that others will be following our lead. BAE has been focused on obtaining design approval and production approval to create approved independent replacement parts under the European system. On January 22, Graham Smith and Phil Beard explained how BAE has … Continue reading

Updated Agenda for Int’l Safety Conference

Today, EASA issued an updated agenda for the 2013 EASA / FAA International Aviation Safety Conference. The Conference is the annual meeting among EASA, FAA, TCCA and other regulators to discuss new paradigms in regulatory oversight. This meeting directly impacts the aviation industry, which is the subject of this regulatory oversight! Continue reading

FAA Seeking Working Group Members for Two New Tasks

The FAA has announced that it is assigning two ARAC new tasks: updating the regulations to relfect fly-by-wire and examiing the risks associated with bird ingestion. Each of these could affect the PMA community. The FAA is taking applications for working group membership through April 5, 2013. Continue reading

PMA Parts for Export to Europe – When is the PMA Part “Critical?”

A number of PMA exporters, and European PMA importers, who have asked for clear guidance on how to distinguish a “critical” PMA parts from a “non-critical” PMA part. This article explains when a PMA part is “critical” for purposes of export from the United States to Europe. Continue reading

Does Volcanic Ash Have a Different Effect on PMA Parts in Engines?

EASA is seeking guidance on how to address PMA parts in engines exposed to volcanic ash. Continue reading

MARPA Conference Friday Schedule

Looking for the schedule for the MARPA Conference on Friday? Here it is! Continue reading

Last Chance to Book a Hotel Room at the MARPA Discounted Rate

The MARPA 2012 Conference will be held in a month, on October 3-5, 2012 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. But the deadline for making hotel reservations at the discounted rate is Monday, September 3! Continue reading

MARPA Annual Conference Hotel Information – Reserve Your Room Before They Sell Out

The MARPA 2012 Conference will be held October 3-5, 2012 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. Please make your reservations early for the Conference: the hotel has sold out early for the past several years and we expect the hotel to sell out again this year.
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