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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


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

MARPA Returning to Japan

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

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