"Related to my previous post on C919, I'm wondering if this not another bargaining chips for CAAC with FAA for fastening the certification process for C919."
This's for me raise question that China try to bargain with US. Don't get me wrong, it's very understandable that any Civil Aviation Agency globally will scrutinized MAX before giving recertification to operate. However with most of other Agencies shown tendencies to give green lights, CAAC seems dragging on. Saying that they're not satisfied and what being done still not answering the main safety issues.
Related to my previous post on C919, I'm wondering if this not another bargaining chips for CAAC with FAA for fastening the certification process for C919. They know in the end, most of other International Civilian Air Authority still looking for FAA and it's European Counterpart assessment before they're taking their own. China will definitely need FAA help for C919 certification. It's just odd when they're adding more test need to be done for MAX, when other agencies already see the related data concerning recertification of MAX.
Yes it is.
Its not only about safety, but also about politics.
Indonesian airlines were for many years on the EASA-blacklist. That Garuda Indonesia was taken off from that list, was not only because of significant improvements, the removal coincidentally happened after Garuda ordered several A332 and A333.
Lion Air Group was only taken off from that list after they signed the biggest contract ever with Airbus (234 aircrafts). That was not a coincidence, Batavia Air was allowed to fly to Europe years before, because they already had the A320/321/333. End no, Batavia Air's aircraft maintenance was NOT better than from Lion Air Group.