FAA tells U.S. Senate it would need 10,000 new employees, $1.8 billion to assume all certification
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration told a U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration told a U.S. Senate panel would need an additional 10,000 employees that would cost $1.8 billion if it were to assume all responsibilities for aircraft certification.
Some lawmakers have questioned the FAA's decades-old practice of delegating a significant amount of the work for certifying airplanes to manufacturers, including Boeing Co, which is under scrutiny after two crashes of its 737 MAX plane within five months in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told the Senate Wednesday that it would require a dramatic boost in its staffing and budget to handle those duties.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; editing by Grant McCool)
This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.
Guinea president 'captured', govt dissolved, claim army putschists'; attack on presidential palace repulsed, say authorities
Reports suggest that they captured President Alpha Conde and dissolved the government, bust the ground situation remains unclear
NEW YORK (Reuters) -The price of cryptocurrencies plunged and crypto trading was delayed on Tuesday, a day in which El Salvador ran into snags as the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Shares of blockchain-related firms also fell as crypto stocks were hit by trading platform outages. But the major focus was on El Salvador, where the government had to temporarily unplug a digital wallet to cope with demand.
By Joseph White and Sanjana Shivdas (Reuters) -The head of Apple Inc's car project, Doug Field, is going to work for Ford Motor Co to lead the automaker's advanced technology and embedded systems efforts, a hiring coup for Ford Chief Executive Jim Farley.