More dialogue on B-787 Dreamliner aircraft certification
Dickson: "Systemic solution with Boeing. Another directive is not a stretch"
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs a "systemic solution" with Boeing to address the safety issues regarding the production of the B-787 Dreamliner aircraft and issuing a new directive on the matter is not a "stretch". In short, there needs to shake things up from aim of the authority that does not intend to allow Boeing to self-certify aircraft. Dialogue is needed.
This was stated by the current administrator of FAA, Steve Dickson, on the sidelines of the meeting with journalists in which, yesterday, he announced his resignation starting from March. Boeing "must produce quality in their production lines as they have committed to do". Retaining the certification authority "will increase the confidence that we have in the stability of their processes, because we will actually be there to look at the results of each aircraft as it comes off the line. I think they're working with them to make sure that those kinds of random issues don't happen again".
It will be recalled that the American manufacturer suspended deliveries of B-787 model aircraft from late May after FAA raised concerns about the inspection and safety methods set up by Boeing. Therefore the regulatory authority had issued two airworthiness prescriptions to resolve the problems.
On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency