About the MARPA Annual Conference

Since 2001, MARPA has hosted annual conferences that bring together experts and leaders within the PMA industry and regulatory realm to tackle key issues facing the modification and replacement parts arena. The 2017 MARPA Conference will be held from October 25-26, 2017 at the B Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida.

The 2017 conference will provide another excellent opportunity for senior executives, design and engineering staff, quality assurance staff, and compliance staff with PMA manufacturing companies to keep abreast of major trends in the industry. Additionally, air carriers, MROs, leasing companies, and corporate/private operators who purchase spare parts or review or approve PMA alternatives will appreciate the information about the changing legal standards as well as the opportunity to interact with this fast-growing segment of civil aviation.

Please remember to thank our 2017 sponsors, whose generous support helps to keep the MARPA Conference significantly less expensive to attend than many other aviation industry events. You will see our sponsors' names here on the website, and throughout the Conference. Sponsorship opportunities for our 2017 EMEA Conference in Dublin, Ireland are also now available!

If you have ideas about speakers or topics for the 2017 Conference or future events, please feel free to contact the Association. We always welcome your input.

Please do not send Conference registrations to the MARPA offices after 5pm EST on October 20, 2017, as there will be no one available to accept and process them. After that date, all other registrations will be taken at the door at the undiscounted per person price.

For the 2016 Conference agenda click here.

Past Conference Topics Have Included:

  • FAA Regulations and Policies
  • "PMA 101"
  • Navigating the FAA's Project Prioritizations System
  • New FAA Supplier Control Requirements
  • New FAA AMOC Standards
  • Penetrating the Leased Aircraft Market
  • The Effect of Recent Economic Conditions on the Long-Term Outlook for PMAs
  • Ask the Air Carriers!
  • International Business
  • Getting More From Your Exports
  • Aftermarket Part Developments in Europe
  • Strategies for Avoiding (or Mitigating) Product Liability Claims
  • LEAN Manufacturing for PMA Businesses
  • Strategies for Developing PMAs without Intellectual Property Problems
  • Strategies for Assuring Your Insurance Does What You Want it to Do
  • Safety Management Systems
  • NextGen and Your Company
  • Improving Your Continued Operational Safety (COS) Program
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