About the MARPA Annual Conference

Since 2001, MARPA has hosted annual conferences that bring together experts and leaders within the PMA industry and regulatory realm to tackle key issues facing the modification and replacement parts arena. The 2014 MARPA Conference will be held from October 1-3, 2014 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel.

MARPA is pleased to announce that this year's Keynote speakers will be Ahmad Zamany, Vice President of Technical Operations, Copa Airlines and Mike Arata, Director of Engineering, United Airlines

Click here for the 2014 Conference Agenda.
Click here to Register for the 2014 MARPA Conference.
2014 Conference Sponsors



The 2014 conference will provide another excellent opportunity for senior executives, design and engineering staff, quality assurance staff, and compliance staff with PMA manufacturing companies to keep abreast of major trends in the industry. Additionally, air carriers, MROs, leasing companies, and corporate/private operators who purchase spare parts or review or approve PMA alternatives will appreciate the information about the changing legal standards as well as the opportunity to interact with this fast-growing segment of civil aviation.

Please remember to thank our 2014 sponsors, whose generous support helps to keep the MARPA Conference significantly less expensive to attend than many other aviation industry events. You will see our sponsors' names here on the website, and throughout the Conference. Sponsorship opportunities for 2014 still exist.

If you have ideas about speakers or topics for the 2014 Conference or future events, please feel free to contact the Association. We always welcome your input.

Membership and other discounts for the 2014 Conference will expire September 15, 2014 (some discounts expire earlier - see the discount offer for details). Please do not send 2014 registrations to the office after September 25, 2014, as there will be no one to accept and process them. After that date, all other registrations will be taken at the door at the undiscounted per person price.

Past Conference Topics Have Included:

  • FAA Regulations and Policies
  • "PMA 101"
  • Navigating the FAA's Project Prioritizations System
  • New FAA Supplier Control Requirements
  • New FAA AMOC Standards
  • Penetrating the Leased Aircraft Market
  • The Effect of Recent Economic Conditions on the Long-Term Outlook for PMAs
  • Ask the Air Carriers!
  • International Business
  • Getting More From Your Exports
  • Aftermarket Part Developments in Europe
  • Strategies for Avoiding (or Mitigating) Product Liability Claims
  • LEAN Manufacturing for PMA Businesses
  • Strategies for Developing PMAs without Intellectual Property Problems
  • Strategies for Assuring Your Insurance Does What You Want it to Do
  • Safety Management Systems
  • NextGen and Your Company
  • Improving Your Continued Operational Safety (COS) Program
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