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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 USAF Workshop Added to the 2017 MARPA Conference

MARPA is pleased to announce that a new 2017 MARPA Conference workshop has been added: “How to Do Business with the US Air Force”, hosted by Randy Harris and Myron Knight – SASPO, United States Air Force. Randy and Myron will join us on Wednesday, October 25th to present a workshop designed to learn more about the … 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

FAA Updates PMA Order to Refine Part Marking Requirements

“Change One” to FAA Order 8110.42D has been released; it provides useful guidance on compliance with PMA marking requirements. Continue reading

B Resort Weathers the Storm

Early this week, Hurricane Irma threatened the Caribbean, Florida, and the southern east coast.  After making landfall in Florida early Sunday morning as a Category 4, the center of the storm passed west of Orlando early Monday morning. At that point it had weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of 85 miles per hour. Orlando … Continue reading

MARPA Files Comments on Propeller PMA Policy

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

Air Carrier SMS Deadline Looms

The air carrier deadline for implementing SMS programs is just six months away! 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

Are you registered for the MARPA Conference? One Day Left to Save! Early Bird Discount Ends Tomorrow

Don’t forget to register today for the 2017 MARPA Conference!  The Early Bird discount expires tomorrow, September 1st, so register today and save! The 2017 MARPA Conference has a lot of opportunities to offer!  Join us to hear from Keynote speaker Peter Requa, Southwest Airlines!  Learn about the newest developments in international PMA markets like … 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