MARPA Meetings and Conference
MARPA holds several meetings during each year:
The 2021 MARPA Winter Meeting was held as an online virtual meeting on January 13, 2021, in light of continued health and safety concerns due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
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, typically at MARPA Headquarters.
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 but due to this year's shortened duration will focus directly on 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.
Click here to learn more about the MARPA Winter Meeting
MARPA hosted the MARPA EMEA Conference in Europe between 2015 and 2019 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).
The MARPA EMEA Conference expects to next be held in Europe in spring 2022, with dates to be announced. The 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 2021 MARPA Conference will be held on November 3-4, 2021 in Orlando, Florida at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando, in partnership with Air Carrier Partner United Airlines.
Click here to learn more about the 2021 MARPA Annual Conference.
There are a number of reasons to be excited about this year's event! The 2021 MARPA Conference marks the 20th edition of MARPA hosting in-person annual events in the U.S. to educate and raise awareness of FAA-PMA parts, and to support airworthiness and safety across the industry. The PMA industry is currently experiencing a great deal of change, and our program agenda reflects this. The event agenda provides presenters speaking on a variety of topics like:
- Business insights and opportunities
- Education for the aviation parts marketplace
- Current challenges and opportunities facing industry
- FAA and non-US compliance
- Making your PMA business more profitable
- Working with your customers for mutual success
- Access to industry resources, regulators, and experts
This year, MARPA is introducing a new opportunity for MARPA Members and Air Carrier Members to make the most out of their Conference attendance through a session that will allow Carriers to find solutions providers for the challenges they face, and provide suppliers with a designated time to spend with their customers (and carriers they *wish* were their customers)! The MARPA Member to Member Carrier One-on-One Meetings will take place on November 2nd, and MARPA Members can sign up by October 24th to participate:
Please be advised that MARPA is monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the safety of the event, and as such the agenda is subject to change. We will abide by federal, state, and local regulations, as well as our host resort's protocols regarding health and safety.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 MARPA EMEA Conferences were converted into virtual events.
The MARPA Spring Virtual Event was an online virtual 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 most recent event was held May 18-19, 2021, and featured speakers presenting regulatory updates, strategies for saving money on maintenance costs, and improvements to reliability and safety using FAA approved PMA parts, among other relevant topics to help MARPA members and members of the aviation industry.
Click here to learn more about the previously-held MARPA Spring 2021 Virtual Event, for your reference.