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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: did trump shutdown prevent Boing from 737 upgrade Reply with quote

Did the trump temper tantrum that shut the government down delay boeing from getting FAA approval to upgrade their 737 Max planes?

could have prevented the last crash and saved 150 or so lives.

Which could cost USA 100-1000s of jobs now.

https://news.yahoo.com/boeing-faces-scrutiny-over-737-105645890.html

Like other large U.S. employers, Boeing spends millions of dollars each year on lobbying the administration and making campaign contributions. The company spent $15 million lobbying in 2018, according to disclosure reports, more than household brands like Amazon and Facebook.

Boeing ranked 11th in a Center for Responsive Politics list of the nation's top spenders on lobbying in 2018.

The company contributed $1 million to Trump's inaugural committee, Federal Election Commission records show. Boeing's employees, meanwhile, pumped about $5 million into campaigns and political committees in last year's midterm election, according to a USA TODAY analysis of FEC data.



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Like many other agencies in the Trump administration, the Federal Aviation Administration isn't working at full capacity. Daniel Elwell, a former Air Force lieutenant general and American Airlines pilot, has been serving as the agency's acting administrator for more than year.

Trump floated the idea of nominating his personal pilot for the top FAA job last year, but backed down following resistance from lawmakers.

The National Transportation Safety Board, by contrast, is a five-member board that investigates crashes and makes non-binding recommendations on how to avoid future mishaps. Trump appointed two of its five members and elevated a third – originally a Bush appointee – to chairman. The board has one vacancy.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did trump allow incompetents to run the FAA?

https://www.msnbc.com/stephanie-ruhle/watch/whistleblower-employees-in-charge-of-certifying-boeing-max-jets-not-properly-trained-1470694979573

Whistleblower: employees in charge of certifying Boeing Max jets not properly trained
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Whistleblowers have come forward claiming that employees at the FAA in charge of looking at the Boeing Max jets were not properly trained or certified to do their jobs. Stephanie Ruhle is joined by NBC’s Tom Costello and Axios Chief Financial Correspondent Felix Salmon to discuss that and how bad the financial impact for Boeing could be.

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