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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


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

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

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

MARPA to Return to Dublin in 2018!

After a successful third annual MARPA EMEA Conference, MARPA has decided to return to Dublin to continue building upon the success we have made in engaging the leasing community and expanding the use of PMA across Europe and the Middle East.  MARPA has chosen to return to Ireland and hold its fourth annual MARPA EMEA Conference April 30 – May 1, 2018 at the Hilton Dublin Kilmainham hotel. 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

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