posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 10:08 PM
a reply to: Bill1960
Why did Trump announce it???
Because...he's not getting his bed feathered by not
announcing it, that's why.
Bigger question...why didn't the FAA announce it first??? I get the NTSB, but the FAA??? NTSB doesn't make policy, but the FAA does.
Two brand new aircraft, of the same model, "auger-in" shortly after takeoff, within 12 months of each other. Both seemingly having altitude stability
issues. An AD is issued after the Lion Air crash, calling for "re-training" (not fixing the aircraft or the problem, but "re-training" the pilots to
fly a faulty system). And then a 2nd one augers-in.
Seems to me the FAA thought they could hide behind the usual NTSB finding of 'Pilot Error'...didn't heed the re-training and therefore their error.
Politics. Screw the backwards FAA! They should have been the 1st to call this one...not Trump. Trump doesn't know shinola about airplanes, but
apparently he knows more than the FAA! The EU should have been the FAA's first clue (and no, it wasn't about Airbus).
And it wasn't just pressure from Boeing, but even more so pressure from the airlines like UA and others who fly a whole bevy of these Max's.
The FAA bowed to profits through special interest. Trump bows to Americans and safety.