Government Affairs

Want to get involved in influencing the laws and regulations that affect PMA? MARPA's members participate in the government affairs program through the MARPA Technical Committee. Join today!

This page includes a variety of MARPA resources that may be of use to the PMA community.

Some Recent MARPA Submissions to the U.S. Government:

Some Recent MARPA Submissions to (Non-U.S.) Government Agencies:

  • The government of Japan published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a Safety Management Systems Rule for manufacturers and maintenance facilities. The MARPA Comments can be found online.

Sample MARPA Presentations:

MARPA Standards:

  • MARPA 1100: The MARPA 1100 standard offers a streamlined format and procedure for submitting PMA applications for non-safety-significant parts. The FAA has published a corollary order, Streamlined Process for Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA), FAA Order 8110.119.
  • MARPA COS Guidance: The MARPA COS Guidance, is a free downloadable guide that recommends a structure for a continued operational safety (COS) program within a PMA manufacturing environment. The FAA has recommended COS as a mechanism for helping to achieve safety goals through proactive review of data, risk assessment, and prompt risk mitigation.

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