JDA Announces Dates for Suspected Unapproved Parts Training Course

It will hold its first Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs) training course, led by former career FAA and DOT Inspector General managers and investigators, on Oct. 9-10 in Bethesda, MD.


BETHESDA, MD, - With unapproved parts continuing to create problems in the aviation industry, JDA Aviation Technology Solutions (JDA) today announced it will hold its first Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs) training course, led by former career FAA and DOT Inspector General managers and investigators.  Attendees of the two-day session October 9-10 will learn techniques to avoid using unapproved parts and identify airworthy parts.

The course, to be held at the Bethesda Regional Service Center in Bethesda, MD, is intended for air carrier, general aviation, and distributor and repair station personnel. Instructors in this highly interactive training course will demonstrate recommended practices using real-life examples from the files of the FAA and DOT to ensure that participants are knowledgeable about:

  • The parts approval process
  • Receiving inspections, and how unapproved parts get into the system
  • Parts involved in aircraft accidents
  • Surplus and military parts
  • Parts marking

"Unapproved parts continue to infiltrate the aviation system. Recent Federal criminal convictions resulting from SUPs and/or falsified maintenance records investigations indicate that problems still exist because of unscrupulous individuals or organizations,” said Joe Del Balzo, JDA President. “This course will provide persons with responsibility for ensuring safe parts and only safe parts are used with an in-depth understanding of the requirements and responsibilities for determining if a part is airworthy or bogus prior to its installation into an aircraft.”

For detailed course and registration information, go to http://www.jdasolutions.aero/services/sup.php or contact Nina Acosta  at 301-941-1460 ext.110 or via email at info@jdasolutions.aero.

About JDA - For more than 15 years, JDA has been a leading aviation industry consultant, delivering innovative solutions for aviation client challenges in safety, compliance, certification, obstruction evaluation, technology infusion and expert witness support.

JDA offers a wide range of certification and operations-related services and products including technology transfer, new carrier certification, obstruction evaluation, safety-based manual systems, ATOS Conformance Audits, Virtual Safety Offices, Crisis Management, and Safety Management Systems.

The company’s client base includes many of the leading aviation and aerospace companies and airports in the country including American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Republic Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, Sentient Flight Group, Frontier Airlines/Lynx Aviation, CJ Systems Aviation, Sundance Helicopters, Olympus Aviation LLC, Charles E. Smith Inc., and Nevada Development Corporation. JDA also represents ESCO, which manufactures and installs the Engineered Material Arrestor System (EMAS), the FAA certified breakaway-concrete surface installed at the end of runways to provide overrun protection.   

For additional information on JDA Aviation Technology Solutions visit JDA’s website at www.jdasolutions.aero or call 301-941-1460 to arrange for a private briefing. 

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