Examining the Federal Aviation Administration’s Oversight of Aircraft Certification

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Examining the Federal Aviation Administration’s Oversight of Aircraft Certification,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The hearing will provide an opportunity to review issues associated with the design, development, certification, and operation of the Boeing 737 MAX following two international accidents in the past two years. The hearing will also consider potential opportunities to reform the certification process for transport-category aircraft. 

Witness Panel 1:

  • The Honorable Stephen Dickson, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

Witness Panel 2:

  • Mr. Michael Stumo, Father of Samya Rose Stumo, Victim of Ethiopian Airlines Flight T302

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Full Committee Hearing

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building G50. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Maria Cantwell


  • The Honorable Stephen Dickson

    Federal Aviation Administration