Poll: Will FAA Response To Boeing Issues Trickle Down To GA?

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.


  1. Have already noticed a more conservative approach on Certification programs since the Max issues surfaced.

  2. FAA response to certification with General Aviation has already seen clear change since the MAX issues began. If you are to talk with anyone at any of the aircraft manufacturers, I am sure that they will all tell the same story about how much more effort is required today than it was just a short time ago.

  3. I do not foresee more enforcement. Enforcement is a civil legal action taken after the fact and is a reactionary determent approach. I predict greater focus on detailed compliance oversight on the front end as a preventative measure to thwart the worst from happening again.

  4. Sorry, this is a stupid question. There are no real problems at Boeing. The problem is with irresponsible reporting by the techno-idiots of the media, and a power-hungry government of people who could not make it in the private sector. Where are all the innovations in GA? In the home-builder world, where government meddling is the least. Get government out of the way and the private sector will provide for all needs, and do a good job at it, too.

    • Private industry provided us with lead in paint and gasoline, cars with exploding gas tanks, cars without seat belts or rollover structures, airways with names painted on barn roofs, trains with passenger cars made of wood, oil fields discharging waste into streams, hydraulic mining, food and drugs that were toxic, and the list goes on forever.

      The mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan do not have all this government interference and would be a wonderful place to escape the rule of law. You can see how well this works.