A 320 Fanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 532 times:
As much as I can see the principle that you are getting at, there is one problem: The FAA can not force airlines that are from other countries to check their aircraft.....the only way I can see it is if those aircraft fly into United States airspace from their home countries.
Purdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 519 times:
Do you have any idea how pissed off other countries would be if the United States demanded the right to inspect their aircraft? The FAA has jurisdiction in the US, but has absolutely no power whatsoever to force action in other nations. The best we can do is to hopoe that other nations will see Boeing's service bulletin and the FAAs emergency airworthiness directive and act accordingly. We have no right, however, to force a sovereign nation's compliance with our suggestions.