ASA in Japan

The ASA Team meets with the Skymark Team. Ryan Aggergaard, Sachie Tomita, Shinichi Kitamura, Jason Dickstein, Shimpei Nakahara and Shichi Nonome

ASA partnered with the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research institute (TIRI) to lead a workshop on aircraft parts in Tokyo this week.  Airline attendees included representatives from All Nippon Airways, (ANA), Japan Airlines (JAL) and Skymark Airlines.

Skymark's Shinichi Kitamura and ASA's Jason Dickstein reconnect over 8130-3 tags in Tokyo.

Skymark’s Shinichi Kitamura and ASA’s Jason Dickstein reconnect over 8130-3 tags in Tokyo.

We were pleased to reconnect with Shinich Kitamura.  Many ASA members have met Kitamura-san at past ASA Annual Conferences, when he used to attend on behalf of ANA.  He is now with Skymark, but is looking forward to retirement, quire soon.  Skymark is a low-cost carrier based out of Haneda airport and operating 737-800s.

The focus of the workshop was discussing aircraft parts documentation standards from the perspective of Japan’s international agreements (like the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement with the United States and the Working Arrangement with EASA) as well as the recommendations and common practices of the industry.  We also reviewed documentation recommendations from AC 00-56B.

We hope that this sort of support continues to bolster the important commercial relations between the US and Japan

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About Jason Dickstein
Mr. Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group, a Washington, DC-based aviation law firm. He represents several aviation trade associations, including the Aviation Suppliers Association, the Aircraft Electronics Association, the Air Carrier Purchasing Conference, and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association. He also represents private clients drawn from the spectrum of the aviation industry.

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