What Would EASA Do
George's Point of View

IF the European Aviation Safety Agency is going to uphold its own mission “to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation,” it must take strong action when it receives the French Accident Investigators results.
There’s so much speculation out there regarding what this account will be, it just seems better to wait and see what it says before second-guessing it. You know the report is going to talk about 1. lightning and weather 2. pitot tubes. They may also talk about computer issues, composites and the stabilizer/tail fin/rudder also.
The only thing I don’t understand is why Airbus 330′s have not already been grounded pending the results of the investigation. With several recorded incidents of Airbus 330′s suffering near-disastrous incidents and generating data similar to what was received from the AF447 flight, it makes more sense to ground these planes now
before another accident occurs. Why are they letting people fly around in a plane that is an accident waiting to happen?
Or are all of these paying passengers just guinea pigs for Airbus to test their craft on until they get it right?

Originally posted by George Hatcher on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 10:35 am