FAA concludes that 737 Max had higher crash risk

FAA concludes that 737 Max had higher crash risk

After the first crash of a Boeing 737 Max last fall, a government analysis showed that the jets were at a higher risk of future crashes. The planes were only grounded by the agency after a second crash. The two crashes resulted in the deaths of 346 people.

Pierre
Pierre
Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 2 months

Too bad that the FAA, like most of the watchdog Federal agencies have become so politicised and reduced in competent leadership combined with never-ending cuts in budgets and inspectors that they are now unable to function as they should. Former executives of the very industries the agencies are supposed to monitor are appointed to the top government positions. The FAA, the FDA, the FCC and the EPA are just a few. Does anyone have complete faith in the FDA anymore? Food recalls due to salmonella and ecoli contamination happen much too frequently. The reason? Lack of inspectors. The previous head of the FAA was an air line industry lobbyist for years. He's the guy that let Boeing self-certify the 737 MAX.

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