Grounding Without Grounds

Terry H. Schwadron

March 17, 2019

Once the decision was made to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane last sense, somehow it made sense. Until then, mysteriously, we were somehow still awaiting more information as country after country suspended their use. Indeed, the United States was the last to declare emergency grounding.

Did our FAA have some special knowledge here that other international agencies do not? Or was this lack of action the result of protectionist action for American business or political power? Was it the FAA or the…

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