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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

NEW! MARPA Conference Registration ONLINE

It’s never been easier to register for the MARPA Conference! Click here to register online by credit card and join us at the 2017 MARPA Conference in sunny Orlando, Florida.  This year features an all-new MARPA Members Only session on October 25th, followed by workshops that showcase new and changing FAA regulations and emerging technology in … 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

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

2017 MARPA EMEA Conference a Success

This month marked the third annual MARPA EMEA PMA Parts Conference. After successful events in Istanbul (2015) and Madrid (2016), MARPA hosted this year’s conference in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, with the twin objectives of engaging the aircraft leasing community, and making attendance convenient for both MARPA’s manufacturing members and air carrier members. Building on the success of the previous two years, MARPA was able to bring together more than a dozen different customers and potential customers to meet and network with PMA manufacturers and hear from government representatives and members of industry about the opportunities and benefits of PMA. Continue reading

FAA-AIR Transformation Process Continues

The FAA is continuing to implement its AIR transformation, and will soon begin realigning the organization. This will be the first step of the transformation visible to industry. Continue reading

DRAFT Materials Advisory Circular – Extension of the Comment Period

MARPA asked the FAA for a extension of time to file comments on the draft Materials AC. Continue reading

Challenges Apparent in Reconciling Performance Based Regulations and Emerging Technologies

MARPA had the opportunity this week to attend the 2016 FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference that was held in Washington, DC. The conference provides an opportunity for the regulatory agencies and industry to get together to discuss emerging issues in aviation safety and strengthen the cooperation between both the regulators themselves as well as the … Continue reading

MARPA Needs Your Comments on the FAA Materials AC

MARPA needs your help in developing comments on the FAA’s draft Materials Advisory Circular. This highly complex AC has the potential to broadly affect MARPA members and the PMA industry. Continue reading