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Jason Dickstein

Professional Development Session Speaker

“Aircraft Parts Quality Systems and Documentation – YES, the Standards Have Changed During COVID – What Does That Mean for Your Transactions?”

The government agencies have not remained still during the COVID-19 pandemic and their actions may affect the way you do business!

This session will examine industry standards an government standards (1) that have recently changed and (2) that are in the process of changing.

Our focus will include (a) new international standards for documentation and traceability (b) new EU and Chinese government requirements for (aircraft parts) supplier/distributor evaluation, and (c) new legal requirements that apply to used serviceable material.

“Using Safety Management Systems to Improve Your Bottom Line”

We’ve all heard the acronym SMS; we all know it stands for Safety Management Systems. But what is SMS, really and what benefits can we expect to enjoy from an SMS program?

SMS can be an effective tool for safety, when it is properly implemented to take advantage of the elements that make SMS different. But if it is poorly implemented then it can actually undermine safety by diverting resources from other programs that are expected to affect safety.

This session will focus this session on what SMS means for air carriers, repair stations, and aircraft parts distributors, with an emphasis on understanding what the key elements are all about (not just learning their names). This will lead to a better understanding of the how those key elements provide a safety benefit, and what that benefit can be for a company.

Jason Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group and has practiced aviation law for over 25 years. In his private practice, he advises aviation industry companies on compliance issues, represents them in transactions, and defends them against enforcement actions and other lawsuits. His clients include repair stations, air carriers, aircraft parts distributors, and aircraft parts manufacturers. He has represented and advised clients from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

In his law practice, Mr. Dickstein’s focal areas include

· Aerospace Transactions,

· Aviation Safety Regulations (particularly affecting distribution, maintenance and manufacturing),

· Competition,

· Export and Import,

· Dangerous Goods, and

· Intellectual Property.

Mr. Dickstein also represents several aviation trade associations, including the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA). He has served as ASA’s General Counsel since 1997, and in that role has helped ASA develop standards for aerospace distribution quality systems and for aircraft parts transactions, and has represented ASA before regulatory agencies in Asia, Europe and North America. On behalf of ASA, he works closely with government bodies in several countries to develop regulations to maintain safety and improve global trade.

Mr. Dickstein has spent much of his career encouraging trade in aviation parts, and developing tools that can help provide assurances of quality and airworthiness in those transactions. Businesses who want to know more about what ASA and Mr. Dickstein can do to help them should email him at [email protected].