Safety Issues (non-airworthiness)

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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


Still Cleaning Up After Sandy? Be Sure Your Employees are Protected!

With the passage of time, it is easy to forget about the hazards that remain in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. It is particularly important to remember that new hazards can also arise, like contamination hazards. Businesses should be cognizant of these hazards and should take steps to prottect employees from the hazards, Continue reading

How Might REACH (European Environmental Regulations) Affect Your Business?

The U.S. Commerce Department will hold a webinar on November 29 to discuss the effect of European Evironmental Regulations (REACH) on U.S. Aerospace companies. Continue reading

PBDE Ban Could Affect the Flame Retardants in Aircraft Parts

Earlier this year, EPA proposed a rule banning certain polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs). These are flame retardant chemicals used in certain plastics, including in aircraft interiors. Manufacturers using substances about to be banned need to follow-up with the government so tha they can make sure their voice is heard! 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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Boeing Takes on Environmental Leadership

Boeing’s Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety, Mary Armstrong, spoke at a joint session of the memberships of both the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) and the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA). Her speech made it clear that Boeing is acting as a leader in aviation’s efforts to achieve better environmental performance in the aviation industry. Continue reading

MARPA Confirms the Safety of our Friends and Members in Japan

Over the past few days we have been exchanging emails with a number of our members and contacts in Japan. MARPA has received word from friends at All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, and others, assuring us that our members in Japan are safe at this time. We greatly appreciate these updates, and hope that they will soon be able to begin to recovering from the effects of the earthquake, aftershocks, tsunami, and power loss. Continue reading

Making Aircraft More Environmentally Friendly

Boeing’s Director of Environmental Performance addressed strategies for improving environmental performance in aircraft. Continue reading

EASA Executive Director Goudou Briefs on the Activities of EASA

EASA Executive Director Patrick Goudou welcomed the community to the FAA EASA International Safety Meeting with some very brief comments. The FAA EASA International Safety Meeting opened in New Orleans on June 8, 2010. The FAA EASA International Safety Meeting is an opportunity for the government of the world to coordinate their aviation safety regulatory and implementation efforts. Continue reading

New Guidance on the IATA Hazmat Regulations

The 51st IATA DGR has been published includes several changes. Continue reading