Safety Management Programs Coming To OEMs

The FAA will mandate systems-safety programs for manufacturers, heeding calls from lawmakers and an independent industry report that examined what went wrong during the 737 MAX’s development.
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The FAA is confident that its soon-to-be restarted plan to mandate safety management systems (SMS) for manufacturers will address some of the most glaring product certification deficiencies spotlighted during the Boeing 737 MAX crisis. Mandating an SMS for manufacturers such as Boeing is one item in...
Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor Sean Broderick covers aviation safety, MRO, and the airline business from Aviation Week Network's Washington, D.C. office.

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