ELBOB wrote:A320FlyGuy wrote:1. Aviation doesn’t always take the time needed to properly resolve a problem - look at the DC-10 cargo door or the 737 rudder or the various bugs that have plagued Airbus. It’s happened before, it could certainly happen again.
And that's because ( Western ) regulators are beholden to corporate interests. There should be no consideration of commercial impact when reviewing the airworthiness or otherwise of a new type, or when considering a grounding. There should be no grandfathering of type certification. There should certianly be a prohibition on former corporate executives moving into regulatory jobs.
I believe that commercial interests certainly play a role in the regulatory environment. Otherwise, you'd have no accountability for their decisions. I don't think you can trust government any more or less than commercial interests. I do agree, though, that putting the two in bed together is not always going to be the best decision.