Previously held

The 2021 MARPA Conference was held on November 3-4, 2021 at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando, in Orlando, Florida. Below is the event agenda, as it was presented.

TUESDAY - NOV 2, 2021

11:00am - 4:00pm REGISTRATION
Open in the conference foyer
Open only to MARPA Member Air Carriers who are participating in the MARPA Member to Member Carrier One-on-One Meetings; advance sign-up for the meeting session was required
Open only to MARPA Members in good standing that have signed up in advance, and received confirmed meeting assignments from MARPA.
5:00pm - 7:00pm MARPA HAPPY HOUR sponsored by Aviation Technical Services
Margaritaville Orlando Resort welcomed all Conference attendees arriving early to join us for MARPA Happy Hour, sponsored by Aviation Technical Services. During MARPA Happy Hour, attendees checked-in at the registration table to recieve their badges, enjoyed a cocktail with their customers at the open bar (thanks to ATS!), sang along to endless summer tunes, and played beach games with their solutions providers in this casual kick-off.


8:00am - 8:00pm REGISTRATION
Open in the conference foyer
Session was open to MARPA Members and Member Air Carriers in good standing; noting that all carriers in attendance are MARPA members. Contact MARPA with any membership questions.
8:30am - 8:45am OPENING REMARKS
John Hunter – Chairman of the MARPA Board of Directors, Vice President Regulatory and Operations Support, HEICO
8:45am - 9:15am What MARPA is Doing For You
Jason Dickstein – Association President, MARPA
9:15am - 9:45am Consolidating at the Point of Commerce
Josh Abelson - President-PMA / Chief Commercial Officer-PMA & Distribution, Wencor
9:45am - 10:15am NETWORKING BREAK
10:15am - 10:45am Facilitating PMA Parts Exports in 2021 and Beyond
Ryan Aggergaard - Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs, MARPA
10:45am - 11:15am What Do IATA's Competition Agreements Mean for MARPA Members?
Patrick Markham - VP Technical, HEICO
11:15am - 11:45am Growth During an Economic Downturn
Greg Kucera – General Manager, Mitchell Aircraft
11:45am - 1:00pm MARPA MEMBER LUNCHEON
All MARPA members and MARPA Member Air Carriers in good standing are invited to attend
8:00am - 8:00pm REGISTRATION
Open in the conference foyer
Workshops were open to all attendees. Committee meetings were open to MARPA members.
1:00pm - 3:00pm WORKSHOP A: "PMA 101": PMA Basics and Getting Started
Robert Anoll - PMA Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm WORKSHOP B: How to Do Business with the US Air Force
Randy Harris, Kimberly Uselton, Myron Knight and Stephen Benjamin - SASPO, United States Air Force (presenting virtually)
1:00pm - 2:00pm MARPA Air Carrier Committee Meeting
2:00pm - 3:00pm Meeting MARPA Technical and Safety Committees Meeting
3:00pm - 4:00pm WORKSHOP C: Voluntary SMS Programs - How To Go About Adopting One and Why
Jason Dickstein, President, Modification And Replacement Parts Association
3:00pm - 4:00pm

MARPA Marketing Committee Meeting

4:00pm - 5:00pm MARPA DRS Committee
4:00pm - 5:00pm    WORKSHOP D: Exports in Action - What You Need to Know to Make the Most of Your Export Program
Ryan Aggergaard - Attorney-at-Law, Washington Aviation Group, PC

6:00pm - 8:00pm EVENING WELCOME RECEPTION Sponsored by HEICO

MARPA invited all attendees to an evening welcome reception, sponsored by HEICO.

THURSDAY - NOV 4, 2021

7:30am - 5:00pm REGISTRATION
Open in the conference foyer
8:00am - 1:00pm GENERAL SESSION
All registered attendees were invited to attend this all-day session
7:00am - 8:15am MARPA President's Breakfast (by invitation only)
8:30am - 10:00am
Keynote Speaker
Hervé Lavenant - Managing Director; Tech Ops Transitions, United Airlines
FAA Policy Updates and Regulatory Priorities
Jodi Baker - Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives, Federal Aviation Administration
MARPA President's Address
Jason Dickstein, President, Modification And Replacement Parts Association
10:00am - 10:30am NETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 12:00noon
A Case Study of the Recent PW4000: Fan Blade Failures
Steve Szpunar - Director; Corporate Regulatory and Engineering, HEICO
Panel Discussion: PMA Success Stories - Improving Safety & Reliability
MODERATORS: Josh Krotec - Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services and Donny Douglas - Principal Engineer - PMA Approvals, Delta Air Lines
12:00pm - 1:30pm NETWORKING LUNCH
1:30pm - 3:00pm
New IATA Agreements to Protect Competition and Open Markets to PMA
Chris Markou - Assistant General Counsel and Chief Counsel Antitrust, International Air Transport Association (invited)
Panel Discussion: Air Transport Trends and Recovery for PMA Suppliers
MODERATOR: Richard Brown - Managing Director, NAVEO Consultancy and Panelist Ken Herbert - Aerospace & Defense analyst, RBC Capital Markets
3:00pm - 3:30pm NETWORKING BREAK
3:30pm - 5:00pm
The FAA's Dynamic Regulatory System
Pete Devaris - Senior Technical Advisor; Dynamic Regulatory System Program Manager, Safety Analysis and Promotion; Flight Standards Division, Federal Aviation Administration
Air Carrier PMA Panel
MODERATOR: Diedre Hawkins - Senior Engineer, American Airlines
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