Aircraft Certification Processes May Change

 - March 18, 2013, 11:52 AM

Although the precise reason for the Boeing 787’s battery overheating problems has not been identified, “there is growing scrutiny of the FAA’s practice of letting manufacturers self-certify the safety of critical aircraft systems,” according to a March 4 story in Roll Call. The FAA began a push for more self-certification in 2005 to allow agency personnel to make better use of limited available resources.