SriKumar wrote:FAA's (in)action reminds me of the time 787 was released and had issues with Lithium batteries malfunctioning. They grounded the 787 craft only after All Nippon Airways grounded them, after 2-3 flight emergencies. In other words, behind the curve on their job to keep public safe. I cannot imagine any pilot feeling OK flying this aircraft.
the dominant factor at play here is not flight safety but crass ameriki commercial considerations like single aisle twin engine market share and cancelled orders for the 737max.
This particular and huge market segment is balanced on a razor's edge between boeing and airbus and both are ruthless, dog eat dog competitors.