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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 Files Comments on Propeller PMA Policy

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

FAA Draft Advisory Circulars Need Your Comment

Several draft FAA Advisory Circulars are currently open for comment of which MARPA members should take note.

Today the FAA’s Engine and Propeller Directorate released draft AC 33.15-3 Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Metallic Part Material Compliance Using Comparative Test and Analysis Method for Turbine Engines or Auxiliary Power Units. This AC is intended to provide guidance to assist PMA applicants in developing tests to demonstrate the equivalence of materials with that of the type design materials. Continue reading

US Names Denied Aviation Parties from Gambia and UK

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an order denying the export privileges of: Ribway Airlines Company Limited (from The Gambia), Af-Aviation Limited (from Wolverhampton, UK), Andy Farmer (from Wolverhampton, UK), John Edward Meadows (from East Sussex, UK), and Jeffrey John James Ashfield (from East Sussex, UK). This is a temporary denial order … Continue reading

Customers Customers Customers!

The customers will be there in Istanbul in twelve days – will you? MARPA and AEA will co-host a PMA meeting in Istanbul on May 25-26. We have 29 customer-personnel attending the conference – these are air carriers and MROs that are interested in PMA solutions. Continue reading

FAA Publishes Designee Management Policy for Public Comment – All Manufacturers Need to Review and Comment

The FAA has proposed a change to the new guidance affecting designees. “Order 8000.95, Designee Management Policy” is open for comment, and we strongly recommend that any one using DERs, DMIRs, or DARs (and all designees themselves) file comments on this important guidance. Continue reading

Be sure to Request the Referenced Service Bulletin in Airworthiness Directives!

Have you ever been frustrated to learn that an AD went out that references a service bulletin, and (too late!) you later learned that the service bulletin made disparaging remarks or provided inappropriate directions about your company or your parts? Today, the U.S. published a new rule addressing incorporation-by-reference – the new rule should make it easier for PMA companies to review service bulletins incorporated in airworthiness directives.
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MARPA Comments on New FAA PMA Policy

In January, we wrote in this space about two new FAA Policy Statement proposals aimed at increasing coordination between FAA offices in the cases of certain engine PMA and propeller PMA applications.  MARPA is always on the lookout for those potential regulations and policies–whether large or small–that could effect our members.  In an effort to … Continue reading

MARPA Joins U.S. Industry in Demanding Regulatory Transparency

Last month, MARPA joined with a broad coalition of U.S. industry associations and representatives who together signed on to a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of current legislative efforts to enact reform of the regulatory process. Continue reading

Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Foreign 145 Certificates are Back on the Table, as TSA Issues its New Rule.

The decade-long saga that is the Repair Station Security rule is finally coming to a resolution. The rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Monday. Continue reading