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‘Our credibility as leaders in aviation is being damaged’

For too many years, the FAA has not been provided budgets sufficient to ensure appropriate oversight of a rapidly growing global aviation industry.
Staffing has not been adequate for FAA employees to oversee much of the critically important work of validating and approving aircraft certification. Instead, much of the work has been outsourced by designating aircraft manufacturer employees to do the work on behalf of the FAA. This, of course, has created inherent conflicts of interest, when employees working for the company whose products must be certified to meet safety standards are the ones doing much of the work of certifying them.

And in too many cases, FAA employees who rightly called for stricter compliance with safety standards and more rigorous design choices have been overruled by FAA management, often under corporate or political pressure.


Ah so like federal securities regulators going to work for Wall Street & Bankers, retired generals & admirals going to work for defense industry, & former congressional members working for lobbyists & specials interest groups.
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Instead, much of the work has been outsourced by designating aircraft manufacturer employees to do the work on behalf of the FAA.

Of course. We are always assured that everything will be wonderful, with enough deregulation, outsourcing and privatization. The FAA will no doubt rule that, as some flight deck crews were able to find a solution and turn the system off, before the plan augered in, Boeing is blameless. It's all the "rogue underling" pilot's fault. I'm sure there is a cushy job waiting for Mr Dickson on the Boeing BoD, as soon as he deflects responsibility away from the company.

March 19, 2019
Trump Picks Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson as F.A.A. Chief


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/business/faa-stephen-dick...

Steve
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<<And in too many cases, FAA employees who rightly called for stricter compliance with safety standards and more rigorous design choices have been overruled by FAA management, often under corporate or political pressure.

Ah so like federal securities regulators going to work for Wall Street & Bankers, retired generals & admirals going to work for defense industry, & former congressional members working for lobbyists & specials interest groups.>>


MORE evidence of the futility of government regulation. Even success breeds failure.



Seattle Pioneer
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Actually, failure breeds failure. If we chose leaders who were more interested in the voters than the constituency which financially supported them, I suspect our regulations and regulators would better protect us from jeopardizing our health and life.

Jeff
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