This Reuters article on China's first home-grown commercial passenger jet, the ARJ21, got me thinking about certification by the FAA & EASA.
Does China's opacity pose any unique problems for regulators when it comes to certifying the ARJ21? I mean, this is the same govt that covered up melamine in baby formula. What's a wing-crack or two??
I'd be interested in your thoughts.
(happy for people to draw parallels with Soviet aviation programs)