The 2022 MARPA Conference was recently held on November 2-3, 2022 at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa, in San Diego, California. Below is the event agenda, for your reference.

TUESDAY - NOV 1, 2022

5:00am - 7:00pm REGISTRATION
Open during MARPA Happy Hour
5:00pm - 7:00pm MARPA HAPPY HOUR sponsored by Aviation Technical Services
Kona Kai Resort & Spa welcomes all Conference attendees to join us for MARPA Happy Hour, sponsored by Aviation Technical Services. During MARPA Happy Hour, attendees can check-in at the registration table to recieve their badges, enjoy a drink with their customers at the open bar during the first hour or purchase a cocktail at the cash bar for the remaining hour, roast marshmallows or play games on the private marina beach during this casual kick-off.


8:00am - 8:00pm REGISTRATION
Open in the Point Loma 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 Welcome to the 2022 MARPA Annual Conference
John Hunter – Chairman of the MARPA Board of Directors, Vice President Regulatory and Operations Support, HEICO
8:45am - 9:15am Safety Management Systems and other Government Affairs Priorities – How will These Issues Affect the PMA Community?
Jason Dickstein – Association President, MARPA
9:15am - 9:30am MARPA Committees - Moving at the Pace of Industry
Glen Edwardsen - Business Development Director, Vogt Aero and MARPA Marketing Committee Co-Chair;
   David Beal - NPI Manager, Turbine Kinetics, Inc. (a HEICO company) and MARPA DRS Committee Chair
9:30am - 10:00am The Nuts and Bolts of Government Contracting and Subcontracting
John Knab - Principal, Foster Garvey PC;
   Paul Bolton - Chief Operating Officer, First Aviation Services Inc.
10:00am - 10:30am NETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 11:15am A Technical Case Study: Lessons Learned
Steve Szpunar - Director of Corporate Regulatory and Engineering, HEICO
11:15am - 11:45am Expanding Market Access to Gain Access to International Sales Opportunities
Jason Sproule - Aerospace & Defense Global Team Leader, U.S. Commercial Service
   Jacqueline Roeder - International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service
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 Point Loma foyer
Open only to MARPA Members in good standing that have signed up in advance, and received confirmed meeting assignments from MARPA. Click here for details or to sign up to participate
Workshop is open to all attendees. MARPA Air Carrier Committee meeting is limited to MARPA member air carriers/operators.
2:00pm - 3:00pm WORKSHOP: Forecasting The MRO Market and Aircraft Retirements- Considerations for Suppliers
Richard Brown - Managing Director, NAVEO Consultancy
4:30pm - 5:30pm MARPA Air Carrier Committee Meeting

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

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

THURSDAY - NOV 3, 2022

7:00am - 5:00pm REGISTRATION
Open in the conference foyer
7:00am - 8:15am MARPA President's Breakfast (by invitation only)
7:30am - 5:00pm GENERAL SESSION
All registered attendees are invited to attend this all-day session
8:30am - 10:00am
Keynote Speaker
John Holmes - CEO, AAR Corp
Updates to FAA Regulatory Priorities and Organization
Lirio Liu - Executive Director (AIR-1), Federal Aviation Administration
MARPA President's Address
Jason Dickstein, President, Modification And Replacement Parts Association
10:00am - 10:30am NETWORKING BREAK
10:30am - 12:30pm
EASA Policy and Procedures Impacting PMA
Ludovich Aron - Representative to the USA, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (remote)
Anticipated FAA Policy Updates and What It Means For You
Sue McCormick - Design Certification Standards, Policy and Innovation (AIR-6C1), Federal Aviation Administration
Panel Discussion: PMA Success Stories - Improving Safety & Reliability
MODERATOR: Donny Douglas - Principal Engineer - PMA Approvals, Delta Air Lines
   Ryan Aggergaard - VP of Government and Industry Affairs; MARPA
12:30pm - 1:30pm NETWORKING LUNCH Sponsored by Chromalloy
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Forecasting the Financial Future: Aviation Trends
Richard Brown - Managing Director, NAVEO Consultancy
Updates in Progress to FAA Order 8110.42D
Samuel Kovitch - Aerospace Engineer (Senior Strategic Policy Advisor); Strategic Policy: Systems Standards Section (AIR-619) Policy and Innovation Division, Federal Aviation Administration
How PMA Fits In an Air Carrier Process
Emily McRen - Assoc. Project Manager, United Airlines Fleet Engineering
3:00pm - 3:30pm NETWORKING BREAK
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Selling in the Defense Market: Doing Business with the United States Airforce
Kimberly Uselton - CUOH Manager/Equipment Manager (SASPO), U.S. Air Force;
   Stephen Benjamin - PM RE/RD (SASPO), U.S. Air Force
PMA Strategies for Leased Aircraft
Donny Douglas - Principal Engineer - PMA Approvals, Delta Air Lines
Air Carrier PMA Panel
MODERATOR: Deidre Hawkins - Senior Engineer PMA, American Airlines
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