The FAA approves the content of an ALS and ICA based upon its review of the substantiating data provided by an applicant. Applicants for PMA or STC parts are required to assess the ICA requirements. A PMA or STC applicant either shows and states that the product’s ICA are still valid with their part installed or provides a supplemental ICA for any differences.
• PMA Holders Remain Responsible for Continued Operational Safety
TC/PC holders, PMA holders, and STC holders are responsible for the Continued Operational Safety (COS) support in accordance with the applicable standards for their parts and products which they have designed and produced.
MARPA has been supporting the PMA community’s COS Obligations by publishing recommended guidance to help companies develop their own COS programs. At this year’s 2008 MARPA Annual Conference (held October 14-16 in Las Vegas), the Association will feature a COS workshop to assist companies in developing FAA-compliant COS programs.
The full text of the FAA’s Special Airworththiness Information Bulletin is available for review: http://www.pmamarpa.com/pdf/2008-08-08SAIBonTCPCSupport.pdf
MARPA, is a non-profit association of aviation industry modification and replacement PMA parts manufacturers, and other individuals and entities associated with that industry. The Association promotes its members' business efforts by promoting uniform standards of excellence in the members' efforts to secure FAA design and production approvals for parts while representing the industry on regulatory issues. MARPA speaks with a single, powerful voice to the entire worldwide aviation community thereby elevating the acceptance and prestige of each of its members.
MARPA is based in Washington, DC, providing association members with a voice in the nation's Capital. The Association represents its members before aviation policy makers to prevent unnecessary or unfair regulatory burden while working with the FAA to improve the aviation industry's already-impressive safety record.
The only major trade group exclusively representing the PMA industry, MARPA represents a diverse group of interests dedicated to excellence in producing aircraft parts. MARPA supports its members' business efforts by promoting superior production standards for PMA parts.
The MARPA President is Washington, DC lawyer Jason Dickstein. Jason became the President of the Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA) in the summer of 2007.
FAA establishes legitimacy of PMA parts — Period.
MARPA Refutes CFM International's Inflammatory Claims That Competitors Replacement Aircraft Products Are Inferior
CFM's statements call into question the airworthiness of PMA products, consequently undermining confidence in the airworthiness approval processes used by the FAA for all aircraft parts
MARPA President Jason Dickstein met with Roger Simon (EASA Design Organization Manager) and Jan Novak (EASA Rulemaking Officer – Initial Airworthiness Product Safety Department) about where Europe...
He has joined the company as the Safety Management System (SMS) Program Advisor and will be working as the Assistant to Able Aerospace President Anthony Saenz.