Ultimately, Congress is responsible for mess at FAA, Boeing, Spirit, et al

Editor’s note: Mondays are ordinarily paywall days. Because of the nature of this topic, today’s article is a freewall post. By Scott Hamilton Commentary Feb. 26, 2024, © Leeham News: There’s no getting around the culpability of the… Read More

Part 2: Reconstituting Boeing’s ODA system

By the Leeham News Team Analysis Feb. 21, 2024, © Leeham News: In part one, LNA looked at the Organization Designation Authorization, more commonly known as the ODA, what it is, and why it is so important to… Read More

What is an ODA and why is it critical to understand it

By the Leeham News Team Feb. 14, 2024, © Leeham News: In Congressional hearings last week, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the agency will retain an outside organization to review whether its oversight of… Read More

Examining the FAA’s Organization Designation Authority (ODA)

Part 2 of a Series Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team April 3, 2023, © Leeham News: Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) has been a critical relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration. In the wake of… Read More

Understanding ODAs

 Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team April 19, 2022, © Leeham News: Following 737 MAX grounding, Boeing was found to have exerted undue influence on their ODA unit and its members. ODA stands for Organization Designation Authorization…. Read More

Boeing’s Product Certification Timelines and Challenges

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team April 18, 2022, © Leeham News: US Rep. Peter DeFazio, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, is on record opposing a certification extension for the Boeing 737-10 Max. Under legislation… Read More