FILE PHOTO: An aerial photograph exhibits Boeing 737 MAX plane at Boeing services on the Grant County Worldwide Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should work to revive “public confidence” in plane certification efforts after two lethal Boeing 737 MAX crashes, the U.S. Transportation Division’s inspector normal stated Wednesday in a report seen by Reuters.
The long-standing follow of delegating certification duties to plane producers has come beneath criticism from lawmakers and others after the 2 crashes, which killed 346 individuals. The report, dated Oct. 23 however not but publicly launched, stated the FAA faces a “important oversight problem” to make sure that firms conducting these duties “keep excessive requirements and adjust to FAA security laws.” The report stated that by March 2020, the FAA plans to introduce “a brand new course of that represents a big change in its strategy to overseeing” plane designation efforts.
Reporting by David Shepardson; Enhancing by Leslie Adler