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Spirit Airlines Will Own 14 More A319s

Spirit Airlines is purchasing 14 A319 aircraft that it had previously been leasing. As those aircraft come off lease, this should eliminate artificial impediments to use of PMA on those aircraft. Continue reading

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Delta Promotes Their PMA Guru, David Linebaugh

Delta TechOps has announced that Linebaugh has received a much-deserved promotion to Manager of the PMA Approval Team. Continue reading

Jason Mahoney, Director of Engineering  – BA, to Keynote 2018 MARPA EMEA Conference

MARPA is extremely pleased to announce that Jason Mahoney, Director of Engineering  – British Airways, will join the agenda as Keynote speaker for the 2018 MARPA EMEA Conference from May 2-3, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland at the Hilton Dublin Kilmainham. Continue reading

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

Selling PMAs to China? New FAA Policy Harms PMA Exports!

CHINA EXPORT ALERT: The United States has signed a new Agreement with China that prevents the export of certain aircraft parts – and these were parts that were legal to export to China before the new agreement. 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

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 Extends its Partnership with ITA

MARPA is happy to announce that it has extended its partnership with the U.S. International Trade Administration through the Market Development Cooperator Program for another year. Continue reading