lightsaber wrote:Gulfstream500 wrote:I believe that it should be made necessary to have MULTIPLE different agencies (including the F.A.A., NTSB, etc.) audit the production process and certification of aircraft. Not just Boeing, but any aircraft made in the US (or any aircraft used by US operators, if possible). Just one audit can save lives - and no more of that “self certification” junk.
Do you know how much the certification process already costs? I'm sure some would like that as it would end US aircraft development.
An error was made. But look how safe aviation is. If automobiles were as safe as the MAX has been, I could understand everyone getting riled up.
The US safety process made aviation safe. The MAX will soon be back flying again and will be safe.
Too many audits make flying less safe as audits are paperwork. The process is already miserable.
Why US airlines? They maintained the aircraft properly. The Lion Air aircraft had issues. Now, the MAX needs to be made better. No one doubts that.
But by these standards in 1989 the A320 would have been permanently grounded.
Aviation safety IS NOT about being as safe as 1989.
In the aviation community, people should strive to improve safety. You’re most certainly right about the 737MAX not being the only airplane with issues. For example, for every 5.72 Cessna caravans built, there is a fatality (among the worst in the industry, data from ASN). Cars, on the other hand, have one fatality for every 425 cars on the road, using that there are currently 236 million cars on the road, 37,000 deaths per year, and cars last for 15 years if not crashed which I know is a bit of an overestimation, so this number might be a bit small. The same applies of the Boeing 737MAX. If you look at the data, then one can determine that there has been one fatality for every 1.14 Boeing 737MAX aircraft in existence. Both the Cessna Caravan and the 737MAX have their issues, but they both have worse fatality rates than cars. But, nobody is trying to say that planes are less safe than cars (the Embraer phenom only has 1 fatality per 125 aircraft in existence).