FAA to loosen fuel-tank safety rules, benefiting Boeing's 787
Tomaso DiPaolo, NATCA's aircraft-certification national representative, charges that when FAA engineers raised their safety concerns internally management simply removed them from the team developing the new policy.
The FAA ignored its own technical people, he said, while making sure Boeing agreed with the policy change.
"It's another example of the FAA getting too close to industry," said DiPaolo. "It appears that whatever Boeing wants, Boeing gets."
Hope this is not what it looks like on first sight..