One of the many ways MARPA supports the PMA industry is through the issuance of its Continued Operational Safety (COS) system guidance material. In order to continue to improve safety and address industry and regulatory concerns, MARPA regularly revises its COS guidance and makes the revised guidance available to the public. MARPA recently issued Revision 3 … Continue reading
MARPA has released the latest revisions of the MARPA 1100 Standard and MARPA Continued Operation Safety (COS) guidance. These revisions improve both documents. Continue reading
The 2010 MARPA Conference will feature a special workshop on practical implementation of Safety Management, as well as general session presentations on Safety Management Systems (SMS). This year’s MARPA Conference will feature several speakers addressing SMS concepts and implementation mechanisms. As a special bonus, though, John Hunter (Chairman of the MARPA Continued Operational Safety (COS) Committee) will present a workshop that will analyze case studies of how companies have used the MARPA COS standard to establish a SMS with positive safety benefits. Click through for more information. Continue reading
MARPA President Jason Dickstein met with EASA for a candid discussion about where Europe is going in terms of supporting an aftermarket aircraft parts industry. Continue reading
The FAA has issued the long-awaited Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) on Safety Management Systems. This ANPRM seeks comments about existing SMS implementations; comments on COS system implementations would be useful to the FAA. Public comments are due by October 21, 2009.
The Economist has published a thought-provoking article on the Success that Rolls Royce has realized in recent years. The focus of the article is on the successful marriage of manufacturing and service through the Rolls Royce power-by-the-hour program. In addition to the fact that service has served as a significant source of revenue for Rolls … Continue reading