Parts Manufacturer Approval

September 29, 2010 - 10:56am

The U.S. Air Force has selected Belac to provide turbine blades for the high-pressure turbine (HPT) first stage in F108 (CFM56-3) engines that power KC-135 tankers. The FAA-approved blades are manufactured by Oldsmar, Fla.-based Belac under FAA parts manufacturer approval (PMA) regulations. “This is the first agreement of its kind for Belac and the U.S.

September 1, 2010 - 10:53am

The Modification and Replacement Parts Association (Marpa) is holding its annual conference from October 27 to 29 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas.

August 25, 2010 - 11:16am

Changes to the FAR Part 21 manufacturing rule published last October 16 are slated to go into effect on April 16 next year, including a modification to the standards for manufacturing. Currently, only parts specifically manufactured for installation in type-certified aircraft are regulated by the FAA, but the changes would expand the parts covered.

May 27, 2010 - 7:36am
Provision of replacement engine parts by non-OEM sources account for more tha...

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) could, by year-end, publish proposals to clarify and simplify approval procedures covering design and production of some non-critical parts by companies other than original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Such parts manufacture approval (PMA) processes could increase competition in a market that provides North American carriers access to thousands of less-expensive replacement parts.

May 12, 2010 - 1:07pm

While aftermarket FAA-approved aircraft parts made by companies holding FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) are common in the U.S., there is no PMA equivalent for companies in the rest of the world that want to manufacture aircraft parts outside the sanction of OEMs.

March 31, 2010 - 6:17am

The FAA has granted Dassault Falcon the authority to act as organization designation authorization (ODA) for its Little Rock Completion Center and Dassault Aircraft Services-Little Rock facility. The ODA gives Dassault the authority to approve supplemental type certificates (STCs) on behalf of the FAA and replaces the older designated alteration station method of approval.

November 4, 2009 - 9:19am

The FAA has published for manufacturers of aircraft and aviation products new regulations that will update and standardize FAA requirements. The agency says the change “will better align [regulations] with the current global manufacturing environment.”

October 30, 2009 - 8:18am

The FAA published new regulations for manufacturers of aircraft and aviation products that will update and standardize FAA requirements to better align them with the current global manufacturing environment. They will become effective April 14 next year. The intent of these changes is to ensure that aircraft and products and articles designed specifically for use in aircraft meet appropriate minimum standards for design and construction.

October 22, 2009 - 9:38am

The FAA published new regulations for manufacturers of aircraft and aviation products that will update and standardize FAA requirements to better align them with the current global manufacturing environment. They will become effective April 14 next year. The agency first issued most of its certification rules in 1964, when a typical business model involved many aircraft manufacturers with relatively few suppliers.

October 21, 2009 - 10:40am

The FAA has published new regulations for manufacturers of aircraft and aviation products that will update and standardize FAA requirements to better align them with the current global manufacturing environment. They will become effective April 14, 2010.

 
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