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DOT investigates FAA certification process!!

Discussion in 'FAA News, Opinion and Articles' started by Richard Wyeroski, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    The DOT will investigate the way the FAA certifies aircraft. They will form a committee made up of individuals in the private sector!

    This could be a good idea and might expose the problems companies go through dealing with the FAA. Because of a lack of resources companies have to wait months for decisions from the FAA. This holds up certifications, costs money and slows down the growth of the industry!

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    DOT To Form Special Committee To Review FAA’s Aircraft Certification Process


    Will Be Composed Of Individuals Representing A Diverse Group Of Stakeholders In The Aviation Industry
    The U.S. DOT has announced the establishment of an expert Special Committee to review the procedures of the FAA for the certification of new aircraft, including the Boeing 737 MAX. Air Force General (Ret.) Darren McDew, former head of the U.S. Transportation Command, and Captain Lee Moak, former President of the Air Line Pilots Association, have agreed to serve as the interim co-chairs of the Special Committee pending the appointment of other members.

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    “Safety is the number one priority of the Department, and this review by leading outside experts will help determine if improvements can be made to the FAA aircraft certification process,” said Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao (pictured).

    The Special Committee to Review FAA’s Aircraft Certification Process is an independent body whose findings and recommendations will be presented directly to the Secretary and the FAA Administrator. The Special Committee is being formed within the structure of the Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee (SOCAC), created by Section 202 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The SOCAC will provide advice and recommendations on issues facing the aviation community related to the FAA’s safety oversight and certification programs and activities.

    The SOCAC will be composed of individuals representing a diverse group of stakeholders in the aviation industry. The Department is soliciting candidates to be members of the SOCAC through the Federal Register.

    Members of the public who wish to be considered for membership on the SOCAC must submit the required information outlined in the Department’s Federal Register notice, a copy of which is available here.

    (Source: DOT news release. Image from file)

    FMI: www.dot.gov
     
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    So!.....what do you think they will accomplish now that 346 people were killed in two high profile aviation accidents within 5 months of each other?

    Ironically a Boeing 767 freighter crashed in the same manner although it is a completely different design and does not have the MCAS system. If this was a passenger jet and hundreds of killed, there would be hell to pay........Three major crashes and the public is looking at the FAA for answers!!!
     
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    The FAA is under the lights right now for the failure to properly certify an aircraft. The fact that 346 people were killed in two seperate accidents, can not be sweeped under the rug!

    We have quite a few people in the governments agencies that read this site and I know there has to be something done about this situation.

    Add to the fact that a Boeing 767 freighter crashed with no explaination!
    Was it terrorism? Was the crew attacked ? Was it a major failure of a system because of maintnenance?

    The FAA now has a budget of 18 BILLION.....Billion dollars and how can we tolerate them saying that because of budget constraints and lack of personnel, threat the Boeing Certification completely on the manufacturers data! or "RUBBER STAMPING IT"

    What is going to be done?
     
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