The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering incorporating examiner functions into its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) program, a move it says would help address a growing shortage of designated mechanic examiners (DME). If the change occurs, it should elevate bottlenecks students have in taking their mechanic certification exam. While the FAA has delegated examiner functions to individuals for a long time, the growing demand for airman testing necessitates program ...

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