WASHINGTON—A House committee will hold a hearing on Thursday with the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on its efforts to reform airplane certification following two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will testify at a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing nearly three years after a Lion Air 610 737 MAX crashed in Indonesia. Congress in December approved legislation boosting FAA oversight of aircraft manufacturers, requiring disclosure of critical safety information, and providing new whistleblower protections. House Transportation Committee chairman Peter DeFazio said Monday that “while the FAA continues to make progress on implementing this new law, more work must be done, particularly publishing a rule requiring aerospace manufacturers to adopt safety management systems.” One issue is ensuring people performing aircraft certification tasks on behalf of the FAA do not feel undue pressure. On Friday, the FAA issued two memos on its …https://www.theepochtimes.com/c-us-politics

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