The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is setting up an independent committee to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval process of new aircraft, including Boeing 737MAX jet.
The scrutiny mounts on FAA and Boeing following the two fatal Boeing 737MAX crashes that killed more than 300 passengers.
The findings of the committee will be presented directly to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and to the FAA’s administrator.
The DOT is seeking members for the committee and the nominations can be filed online through the Federal Register.
“Safety is the number one priority of the Department, and this review by leading outside experts will help determine if improvements can be made to the FAA aircraft certification process,” Chao said in a release.
Boeing shares have shed close to 16 percent so far this month following the 737MAX issues.