Buyantukhaa wrote:Boeing ODA unit employees claim they face undue pressure:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/faa-to-rev ... 1629773352
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... by-u-s-faa
“Boeing’s company culture appears to hamper members of the ODA unit from communicating openly with the FAA,” said the letter, which was obtained by Bloomberg. ODA refers to Organization Designation Authorization, the group within Boeing that is authorized to make safety decisions on behalf of the government and is supposed to remain independent.
“These concerns require an objective review and further fact finding,” said the letter, signed by Ian Won, the acting head of the FAA office that monitors Boeing.
The agency interviewed 32 Boeing employees out of about 1,400 involved in the ODA, the FAA said in an email. That meant 11 people voiced concerns.
Revelation wrote:The piece quotes one ODA member saying other engineers "don’t listen and keep pushing" -- how does FAA address that?
frmrCapCadet wrote:The 'safety' engineers need strong protection, and that likely protection group is a strong union.
iamlucky13 wrote:And for their part, the regulators will need to consistently be patient with and try to answer as precisely as possible the questions about interpreting regulations.
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