Date: 18 Aug 98 01:04:23 From: JF Mezei <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1
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Darryl Morrison wrote: > It seems like Airbus Aircraft are alot safer than Boeing aircraft. You > don't hear of FAA reccomendations concering Airbus... The A320 has had it more than fair share of problems back in the late 80s. I think that your *impression* of Boeing getting more media coverage are due to many causes: - the media is more aware of Boeing. - Boeing has some planes still in service which are quite old. As such, they are "pionneers" and it is on those planes that the FAA is first experiencing "aging" problems which require some fixing. - Boeing also has some brand spanking new planes (777 and 737-NG) and those are bound to have a few bugs that need fixed. - By comparison, the Airbus products are more or less adult/middle aged and have gone through their initial teething problems but are not old enough to have "aging" problems yet. QUESTION: In the case of Boeing, AD's are quite simple. Boeing is a USA company, the FAA is a USA body. Most other countries will copy US-FAA directives and implement them in their own countries. Right ? What happens in the case of Airbus. Do the "initial" directives come from the FAA or from the Civil Aviation body in France or from whom ? Does the FAA then just implement them in its own jurisdiction or does it re-do the investigations/testing ?