Industry leaders expressed dismay over FAA’s plans to release new Part 23 certification standards in late 2017, instead of the congressionally mandated 2015, saying the delay will further slow important safety initiatives. The leaders also question whether the agency has made the issue a high priority. Peggy Gilligan, FAA associate administrator for aviation safety, told the House aviation subcommittee on July 23 that while Congress mandated the release of the rule at the end of 2015, ...

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