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Did FAA shutdown effect safety?

Discussion in 'Airline Talk & Discussion' started by Richard Wyeroski, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Did the shut down effect airline safety? The FAA was shut down for over 30 days and during that time there were no inspections being performed. Airworthiness Directives could have been compromised.

    On the lighter side I believe the airlines would not fly unairworthy aircraft. The risk is too great and one fatal crash would be enough to put them out of business.

    Are the politicians causing this shut down care about the risks it could cause.

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    https://www.consumerreports.org/air...fety-maintenance-backlog-government-shutdown/
     
  2. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    I think the fatalities durning the shutdown says it all.
     
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  3. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yes, The FAA was on a paid holiday. They will get paid with interest as there was no doubt that the shutdown would end. On February 15th The president will act and he will not shutdown the government again. He has the power to do what's needed......
     
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  4. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    The point to the article is that had a possible emergency AD been needed because of an accident, The FAA would not be there to issue it. We are lucky that that did not happen.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    ..sure, it's becoming more apparent that the regulator is less relevant and should be replaced!
     
  6. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    I talked with the author William McGee about what I thought about the FAA not being open and we agreed it was luck nothing happend. Mr McGee wrote a book in2012 about the problems in Commercial Aviation. It was called "ATTENTION ALL PASSENGERS" . I remember when former FAA inspectors and myself, Ed Jezska, Gabe Bruno and Kim Farrington meet him at a hotel in DC in the wee hours in the morning discussing aviation safety. We all are quoted in Bill's book. He offered him a lot of information that night.

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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member IV

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    Outside of the commerce clause, there is no reason to have a regulator. Everything is already a fee for service and done by designees. ADs can be covered by designees too. The government needs to get out of the way.
     
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  8. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    It seems to be heading in that direction.
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yeah, Pelosi and Shroomer are.
     
  10. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    ;).....yes and if anyone believes those two care about anything but their own pocket, there is a bridge in Brooklyn they would gladly sell you cheap!!!
     
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