U.S. Transportation Department Orders Audit of Boeing 737-Max 8 Certification


In a statement, Boeing said, “We will fully cooperate in the Department of Transportation’s audit announced by Secretary Chao.” 

Trump to name former Delta Airlines executive as new FAA head

Separately, President Donald Trump appointed former Delta Airlines executive Steve Dickson to head the FAA. The agency does not have a permanent administrator since January last year when Michael Huerta resigned. Since then, Daniel Elwell has been serving as Acting Administrator.

According to the White House, Dickson served as senior vice president for flight operation at Delta Airlines. He was responsible for the safety and operational performance of the airlines’ global operations. He was also responsible for the company’s pilot training.

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Dickson was also a former pilot who has experience flying Boeing airplanes during his career at Delta Airlines.

The White House described Dickson as a “strong advocate for commercial aviation safety and improvements to the United States’ National Aerospace.