FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Expert Panel Report

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing titled “FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Expert Panel Report” on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 10:00 AM EDT. This hearing will review the findings and recommendations from the Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Expert Review Panel’s final report. The landmark Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act required the FAA to convene an independent expert panel to review the safety management processes and culture of ODA holders like Boeing and make recommendations to address any safety deficiencies.

Witnesses from the Expert Panel:

  • Dr. Javier de Luis, Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Dr. Tracy Dillinger, Manager for Safety Culture and Human Factors, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dr. Najmedin Meshkati, Professor, University of Southern California, Aviation Safety and Security Program


WHAT: Full Committee Hearing on FAA Expert Panel ODA Report
DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
TIME: 10:00 AM EDT
LOCATION: Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253
LIVESTREAM: The hearing will stream live on the Committee website and YouTube.  

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Majority Statement


  • Dr. Javier de Luis

    Expert Review Panel Member
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Najmedin Meshkati

    Expert Review Panel Member
    University of Southern California