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Subject:  Re: Boeing and self-certification Date:  3/16/2019  5:31 PM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  555075 of 603304

<<Ho K. Nieh, director of the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, offered a quick look at the demographics of the NRC staff. “In February of this year,” he said, “with roughly 2,900 staff on board, we have 24% of our staff eligible to retire now, 38% eligible in three years, and 42% eligible in four years.” The agency increasingly consists of a diminishing number of very experienced staff and an increasing number of new employees, with few in the middle to fill the ranks of future project managers and agency leaders.>>

I'm supposing that Federal aircraft safety regulators have similar numbers. As I've suggested, this implies that government lacks the number of qualified employees able to supervise the development of A safe aircraft, let along ALL the aircraft under development in the United States and abroad.

Would US government employees take responsibility for supervising the safety of aircraft developed in Canada, the EU or China? Or do you suppose the USA government, Canadian government, Chinese government and EU should all be independently supervising the safety of jet aircraft wherever they are built?

Seattle Pioneer
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