MARPA Meetings and Conference
MARPA holds several meetings per year:
The 2020 MARPA Winter Meeting was held on February 12, 2020 in Washington, DC at the Klimpton Glover Park. The future date for the 2021 MARPA Winter Meeting will be announced.
The Winter Meeting is an intimate opportunity to work closely with the Association and the Board of Directors on a topics of special interest to MARPA members. The meeting is held each Winter at MARPA Headquarters, unless we exceed our Conference capacity (in which case it is moved to a nearby facility like the Klimpton Glover Park). There is no charge for registering for this meeting, which is open for all active MARPA members. If you would like to propose future discussion topics for the Winter Meeting, please contact MARPA.
This meeting typically includes presentations by government and trade association representatives. The meeting also includes a discussion of MARPA strategic objectives, initiatives, and plans.
Past topics have included items like Continued Operational Safety (COS), Safety Management Systems (SMS), Sequencing, ICA, FAA regulatory changes, FAA departmental restructuring, and Research Tax Credits.
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MARPA has hosted the MARPA EMEA Conference in Europe since 2015 in order to bring together experts and leaders, manufacturers and customers within the PMA industry in a location designed to facilitate business between USA FAA-PMA manufacturers and the international air carrier community in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in cooperation between the Modification And Replacement Parts Association (MARPA) and the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA).
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 MARPA EMEA Conference originally scheduled to take place in Stockholm was converted into a virtual meeting.
The future date for the 2021 MARPA EMEA Conference in Stockholm, Sweden will be announced. The 2021 MARPA EMEA Conference will bring together parts users (like airlines and MROs) and parts producers (like PMA holders) to learn more about how to integrate PMA parts into their systems to improve safety and reliability, as well as to save money.
The MARPA EMEA Conference is an excellent networking opportunity for customers and manufacturers alike! Operators and MROs have found that the reliability improvements, safety improvements and cost savings that can be discovered at this conference should provide tremendous ROI for the time invested. The meeting will include presentations by government and industry representatives on topics of interest to the community of aircraft parts users, as well as to manufacturers.
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The MARPA Spring 2020 Virtual Event was a complimentary online conference created to bring information and opportunity to the global PMA industry during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic via presenters from multiple facets of the industry. The virtual meeting was held online on May 27-28, 2020, and featured speakers presenting regulatory updates, strategies for saving money on maintenance costs, and improving reliability and safety using FAA approved PMA parts, among other relevant topics to help MARPA members and members of the aviation industry.
More information about the MARPA Spring 2020 Virtual Event can be found here.
- Business insights and opportunities
- Education for the aviation parts marketplace
- Market and management issues
- FAA and non-US compliance
- Making your PMA business more profitable
- Offering the customers what they want
- Access to industry resources
The MARPA 2020 Conference will be held October 21-22, 2020 at the DoubleTree at Sea World in Orlando, Florida.
There are a number of reasons to be excited about this Conference! The PMA industry is experiencing a great deal of change, and our program and agenda are designed to reflect this. MARPA members in good standing can once again look forward to a MARPA members-only session that helps their business. Concurrent workshops will be open to all attendees in the afternoon on the first day, in tracks that will help attendees decide which sessions are best for their needs. A lounge space for informal meetings and discussions will be available for the duration of the event. MARPA also looks forward to announcing some of the work that we've been accomplishing over the past year on behalf of our membership, including some programs that should provide some new direct benefits to MARPA members.
For more information about the MARPA Annual Conference, please click here.
MARPA Members can join us online each Wednesday in June 2020 from 5:00-5:30pm EDT for Midweek MARPA.
MIDWEEK MARPA is a new, free weekly online session of conversation, games, and MAPRA member networking held every Wednesday. Share your screen and virtually meet with other members, use AnyMeeting to chat with the group or one-on-one, or dial in. Download the Kahoot app or go online and follow along with a specially customized round of MARPA and aviation-themed trivia. There is no fee for MARPA members to participate in MIDWEEK MARPA. All MARPA members in good standing can take advantage of these sessions – Air Carriers, PMA manufacturers, DERs, MROs, and associate members are all welcome to take the opportunity to mix & mingle with other MARPA members via chat and video on the AnyMeeting platform, and to test their knowledge via trivia session on Kahoot.