FAA Admits it Gave Boeing Free Pass

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Boeing: A Company That Bought its Way In

Cristal M Clark

In America being good enough sometimes just simply is not enough, big corporations tend to just purchase their way in and through the very systems that are designed to protect us, the average citizen from things that can cause cancer, like the carcinogens that are put into cigarettes, factories that dump chemicals into lakes and rivers, therefore poisoning water supplies and ruining needed ecological systems, companies that are paid quite a bit of money are brought in to fix a cities water supply only to end up causing so much damage that they poisoned the entire system it was brought into fix. And, a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles worldwide, a corporation which has been allowed to have more than just too much influence on decisions regarding the safety of its new planes.

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No, you do not have to take my word for it because it’s the FAA that has had the more powerful voice here. FAA employees actually voiced concerns years ago, according to reports, 7 years ago, that Boeing had too much influence if you will, over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation, now by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency hadn’t done enough to “hold Boeing accountable.”

But how accountable is Boeing actually going to be held? I mean in today’s America, money tends to purchase one’s way out of or into virtually everything, now doesn’t it?

A recent report shows that a 2012 investigation found much discord over Boeing’s treatment and that it had created a “negative work environment” among Federal Aviation Administration employees who approve new and modified aircraft designs, with many of them saying they’d faced retaliation for speaking up should they, not really want to approve a new aircraft design, or if they had any sort of concerns and, those concerns pre-dated the 737 Max development.

The FAA has shifted more authority over the approval of new aircraft to the actual manufacturer itself, even allowing Boeing to choose many of the personnel who oversee tests and who vouch for the safety of its aircraft. As one might guess that is a huge mistake but the FAA’s take is surely something to the effect of you live and then you learn? But, not for the passengers of the recent plane crashes, right?

This speaks so very loudly of the way the American government is able to conveniently turn a blind eye to the very things they are tasked with overseeing, approving and being held accountable for itself, let alone the actual manufacturer.

Isn’t it about time that our government took accountability for being incapable of providing the oversite it’s paid to provide, especially when it comes to things that matter, such as the safety of the aircraft millions utilize worldwide?

Cristal M Clark

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