Annual Conference



The 2019 MARPA Conference will be held on November 5-6, 2019 at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. Below is the event agenda, which is subject to change.

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 - PRE CONFERENCE HAPPY HOUR
Join us for a MARPA Happy Hour!

5:00pm - 7:00pmHappy Hour and Registration
 Kona Kai Resort & Spa welcomes early Conference arrivals to the Kona Kai Beach for a MARPA Happy Hour, sponsored by the Washington Aviation Group. Join MARPA for at the cash bar. During Happy Hour, early arrivals can check-in at the registration table in Cabana 1 to recieve their badges. Enjoy s'mores on the sandy beach at the firepit, or play beach games with your fellow delegates!


NOVEMBER 5, 2019

MARPA MEMBERS ONLY SESSION
This 8:30am - 1:00pm session is open to MARPA MEMBERS ONLY.
All MARPA members and member Air Carriers in good standing are invited to attend.

8:00am - 8:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
8:30am - 8:45am
 OPENING REMARKS
 John Hunter – Chairman of the MARPA Board of Directors, HEICO
8:45am - 9:15am
 PMA and Progress: How your Association is preparing you for the future
 Jason Dickstein – Association President, MARPA
9:15am - 9:30am
 Breaking In to Small or Regional Airlines: What do they want?
 Robert Bial - President, Forefront Aerospace Services, LLC
9:30am - 10:15am
 Additive Manufacturing: A practical approach
 Greg Kucera – Vice-President, General Manager, Aviation Component Solutions
Andy Shields, VP of PMA, Wencor
10:15am - 10:30amNETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 11:00am
 Where Has The IATA/CFM Agreement Gone So Far?: What it means for the aviation industry, especially operators, PMA parts and DER repairs
 Patrick Markham - VP Technical, HEICO
11:00am - 11:30am
 Navigating Competition: Anti-trust from an owner/operator perspective
 Ryan Aggergaard - Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs, MARPA
11:30am - 1:00pmMARPA MEMBER LUNCH- LUNCH WILL BE FOR MEMBERS ONLY

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS SESSION
This session of concurrent workshops is open to all MARPA Conference attendees.
Attendees may choose to attend any workshops that appeal to them. Comittee members may attend committee meetings as appropriate; to join a MARPA Committee, please contact MARPA.

8:00am - 8:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
1:00pm - 5:00pmAfternoon Concurrent Workshop Session
1:00pm - 3:00pm WORKSHOP A: "PMA 101": PMA Basics and Getting Started
 Ian Lucas - PMA Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
1:00 pm – 3:00 pmWORKSHOP B: How to Do Business with the US Air Force
 Myron Knight and Stephen Benjamin - SASPO, United States Air Force
1:00pm - 3:00pmMARPA Air Carrier Committee Meeting
3:00pm - 4:00pmMARPA Marketing Committee Meeting
3:00pm - 4:30pmWORKSHOP C: Technology and Aerospace Innovations
 The Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute as moderated by Akira “Jay” Kato - President, JK Tech Consulting and a special advisor to TIRI’s aviation laboratory
3:00pm - 4:00pmWORKSHOP D: PMA Basics for Operators: Moving Your Program Forward
 Donny Douglas - Component Engineering; PMA Approvals, Delta Air Lines
4:00pm - 5:00pmWORKSHOP E: Eligibility Rapid Amendments
 Presented by the MARPA Air Carrier Committee as facilitated by : Phil Shidler - FedEx, Pat Markham - HEICO , Doug Sebion - Mitchell PMA, Ian Lucas - FAA, Deidre Vance - American Airlines, and Donny Douglas - Delta Air Lines
4:30pm - 5:00pmMARPA Technical Committee Meeting

NOVEMBER 5, 2019 - EVENING WELCOME RECEPTION

6:00pm - 8:00pmOPENING NIGHT RECEPTION Sponsored by HEICO HEICO

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 - DAY TWO GENERAL SESSION

7:00am - 5:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
7:30am - 8:30amBREAKFAST
8:30am - 10:00amOpening Session
 Keynote Speaker
 Craig Barton - Vice President: Technical Services, American Airlines
 FAA Policy Updates Impacting PMA
 Norman Pereira - Acting Manager (Detail), Production Certification Section (AIR-6C2) Policy and Innovation Division, Federal Aviation Administration
 MARPA President's Address
 Jason Dickstein, President, Modification And Replacement Parts Association
10:00am - 10:30amNETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 12:00noon 
 Expanding Global Penetration of PMA
 Ryan Aggergaard - Vice President of Industry and Government Affiars, MARPA
 Panel Discussion: PMA Success Stories - Improving Safety & Reliability
 MODERATOR: Josh Krotec - Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services
12:00noon - 1:30pmLUNCH
1:30pm - 3:00pm 
 Aviation Megatrends – Implications for PMA Suppliers
 Richard Brown - Managing Director, NAVEO Consultancy
 An Engine and Propeller AC discussion - Statistics, Materials and Geometry
 Chris Richards - Aerospace Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration
 Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Problem Response
 Rod Sands - Executive Vice President , Jet Parts Engineering
3:00pm - 3:30pmNETWORKING BREAK
3:30pm - 5:00pm 
 Update: Aircraft Certification Service System Oversight
 Chris Spangenberg - Acting Manager of AIR 870, Federal Aviation Administration
 Air Carrier PMA Panel
 MODERATOR: Diedre Vance - Senior Engineer, American Airlines
End of Conference Drawing for Prizes ---- Must be present to win! ----
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