On the basis that these authorities are supposed formerly to have a safety directive, is the FAA stance unbiasedly influenced by business? (even local US business?) I wouldn't take this decision based purely on the fact that the producer of the plane is still working on (rapidly with enough resource?), and has yet to introduce, a tested, robust, software fix and ensured that every pilot has undergone training and understood the differences in flight control that this redesigned plane requires.
As the advert says: 'simples' for the FAA when perhaps looking at its main aim or are they concerned with legal actions against them from US carriers or Boeing? It may be difficult though to predict the US minus the greenback's influence.
Last Edit: Mar 13, 2019 12:36:52 GMT 1 by fanairbus
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The FAA statement was released much earlier than the British and Europeans groundings. The FAA was saying that it had not enough information to base a decision. The missing information may have come now - has it become clear that the MCAS played a part in the second accident (yesterday, it was only speculation) ? If it is the case, then I expect the FAA to change its position.
Last Edit: Mar 13, 2019 13:24:43 GMT 1 by philidor
Although I agree with you, it doesn't change the fact that if Airbus would have some sort of an issue it would be a similar outcome.
True but I wasn't saying that the A320neo would be immune to operational risks. For a whole country to depend on one type of aircraft (Airbus or Boeing) puts it at risk of a large-scale disruption of air travel in the country if a flaw is found that warrants a grounding. Such an impact could be reduced if Air Canada continued to operate A320s and Westjet 737s. Risk diversification.
The FAA statement was released much earlier than the British and Europeans groundings. The FAA was saying that it had not enough information to base a decision. The missing information...
The FAA had the rest of the business day and into their evening yesterday to consider, when they certainly knew that most of the non-US authorities had decided otherwise. My post above suggests that I would place public safety as paramount in the light of the lack of progress since the Lion Air crash taking the maxim 'absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence' in these specific circumstances.