WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary Elaine Chao defended FAA’s practice of delegating certain safety and certification activities to manufacturers, telling lawmakers the program is “not a self-certification process.” Her remarks came in the wake of the Mar. 10 crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 during a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), held to ...

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