mjoelnir wrote:The thread has again been successfully moved away from the big problems, Boeing and the FAA, to the side shows in the report.
Yes Lion Air is an horrible airline, Yes the regulator on Indonesia has to do something about it. Nobody else can, as blacklisting them by the FAA and/or the European agencies has no influence, if they do not fly there.
I for myself do not travel in Indonesia, but I travel a lot in Europe and North America. So my concern are the regulators in this area.
What will be done about Boeing, bringing such a dangerous frame on the market, and the FAA certifying it. Will the USA bring it´s agency up to scratch again? Do we accept that Boeing will do better next just on their say so.
If we think about all of this for a moment, what seems to be the logical response. Will all Boeing Execs, and FAA execs get locked up and blacklisted? Probably not, should they? Lets argue about that for the next few weeks. Has there been at least some additional scrutiny towards Boeing, the FAA, the processes and procedures? Geez I sure hope so. There are other agencies in Europe, Canada, and China, one would hope they no longer rubber stamp everything that they receive from other authorities. Are those other agencies responsible as well since there seemed to be no issues from any of them at the time the MAX started flying, I really find this odd, and asked that question months ago, but I guess that is how the system works.
But if i read your comment correctly about your lack of faith in Boeing and the FAA, then that cuts your choices of aircraft roughly in half, but it is still totally doable!