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With Airbus, NASA, and others, FAA forms group to review Boeing’s safety processes

On January 5, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) appointed a group of aviation experts that will analyze issues related to safety at Boeing, after the events that occurred with the 737 MAX. According to the FAA statement, the panel of 24 experts will have nine months to review Boeing’s safety culture, as well as safety management processes, before issuing conclusions and recommendations to the manufacturer. The membership roster consists of engineers from Pratt & Whitney, GE Aerospace, Gulfstream, Bell Textron, Airbus Americas, as well as representatives from various airline unions and experts from the FAA and NASA. The group will also be represented by executives from American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines, which currently operate numerous Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and will be included in the review panel that addresses a fundamental requirement (Section 103) in the 2020 Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act of Aircraft. Last September, the FAA strengthened its oversight of aviation manufacturers authorized as holders of Organization Designation Authorization (ODA), which is the ability to self-certify their products, taking steps to protect employees of manufacturers that perform oversight functions for the FAA against interference by employers. The agency issued the final policy requiring ODA holders to monitor, report, and investigate all allegations of interference and report the results to the FAA. It also established a clear path for these industry officials to speak freely with FAA certifying officers at any time. These employees must be trained on the new policy. – https://aeroin.net/com-airbus-nasa-e-outros-faa-forma-grupo-para-revisar-processos-de-seguranca-da-boeing/