From the follow-up of the Aeronautical Accident, the first Chinese model of Boeing 737MAX and the last one in the United States were grounded three days apart. The poor reaction of the two countries seems to prove the gap between China and the United States in their understanding and attitude towards aviation safety.
On the 14th, Australias Financial Review published an editorial saying that in the field of global commercial aviation, the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States lost to the Civil Aviation Administration of China, China was a responsible and safety-conscious sky guardian. If China hadnt been the first to stand out, it would probably still be flying all over the world at Boeing 737MAX.
Many American media have begun to reflect on why this is the first time China has made a stop-flight decision. The New York Times even writes that China Airlinesextreme pursuit of safety is sometimes annoying.
If China has no courage, Boeing is still flying in the sky.
Australian media article wrote that Chinas decision to ban the aircraft involved was reasonable: Boeing 737MAX8 caused two major aviation accidents in five months.
After China showed its boldness, a no-fly tide of chain reaction was launched worldwide. Indonesia, Ethiopia and other countries quickly followed up, and soon Singapore and Australia joined the third tier.
The next day, after similar decisions were made in the European Union and India, only the United States and Canada and North America remained. Yesterday, Canada took the lead in leaving the team, leaving behind the lonely wood of the United States, under pressure to declare a no-fly Boeing 737MAX model.
After China took the lead, the world reacted so quickly that the United States seemed to be defending an ultimately untenable position. China is a responsible, safe-conscious guardian of the skies. If it hadnt been Chinas first to stand up, Boeing would probably still be flying all over the world now, given that Boeing had tried to safeguard the safety of its products, the article wrote.
It is worth mentioning that the Observer Network has introduced that Boeing had a large-scale grounding event in 2013 in its history. From Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2013, three Boeing 787 Dreamliners appeared successively such problems as battery fire, engine oil leak and wiring error. Subsequently, it was the decision of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that banned all 787 dreams around the world.
This time, the Civil Aviation Administration of China made the first decision.
It should be noted that, according to the 21st Century Economic Report, Li Jian, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said at a panel discussion at the second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee on the morning of November 11 that the United States had been difficult to make up its mind, so the Civil Aviation Administration had to take the lead in deciding to stop the aircraft. At the same time, the Civil Aviation Administration also sent a letter to inform the United States that it hoped that the United States would confirm as soon as possible to ensure the safety of Boeings aircraft.
In the eyes of Financial Review, this is an authoritative challenge from CAAC to FAA. According to Jason Rabinowitz, an analyst at ATPCO, an aeronautical consultancy, the article recalls that before that, there had been no examples of so many countries banning the same type of aircraft without the FAAs nautical notification.
Chinas ultimate pursuit of aviation safety is sometimes annoying
China has played an important role in this grounding tide. Not long ago, it was hard to imagine that CAAC would jump ahead of FAA to remind the world of safety. Either CAAC will first ask FAA for guidance. This time, the CAAC basically criticized the FAAs disregard for passenger safety in front of the whole world.
Not only Australian media, but also the Washington Post said in an article on the 12th that the follow-up to the Aeronautical Accident sent a clear and unambiguous signal: the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States is no longer the sole authority of global civil aviation.
Another American media, the New York Times, began to analyze why China first announced a grounding on March 13. Chinas airlines are among the safest in the world today, according to the latest data.
Frequent flyers are already familiar with some of Chinas methods of ensuring flight safety, and sometimes they are annoying. Even if the weather is good, Chinese airports do not allow aircraft to take off or land as fast as many Western airports. When a thunderstorm strikes, China will have a greater take-off and landing interval. Sometimes air traffic controllers tell pilots to make landings elsewhere. Long delays have led to frequent reports in the Chinese media of frustrated passenger fights or open emergency cabin doors for fresh air. But these measures help to ensure the safety of passengers.
It is worth mentioning that both the Financial Review and the New York Times have mentioned that in the future, Chinas domestic aircraft is expected to become a strong rival of Boeing.
The C919 made its first test flight two years ago. Before it took off, Comac received more than 500 orders, albeit almost all from Chinas state-owned airlines. Comac plans to deliver the aircraft to its first customer, China Eastern Airlines, in 2021.
Domestic airlines are safety-oriented. During the two sessions, Liu Shaoyong, chairman of China Eastern Airlines, told the China Civil Aviation Daily that life is the most precious thing for people. Our first concern is the safety of life and maintaining a strong sense of responsibility.
In addition, the New York Times quoted a statement from the chairman of Spring and Autumn Airlines: This is our attitude to ensure safety and accountability to the people.
Source: Responsible Editor of Observer Network: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675