two_68_510s wrote:okayfine wrote:So I guess the question I have is...based on your previous postings, you strongly suggest flying only carriers under the thumb of the FAA - so why do these other airlines (India, Ethiopia, Indonesia) spend the big money to have you come out to fix their junk when the local regulations aren't as rigorous?
Too big an investment to risk them falling out of the sky??
And it's likely a requirement to be allowed into our air space in the first place.
I don't know air travel, but I do know ow commercial shipping. Every boat has a record, and each and every one gets checked by our regulators here in North America before even being allowed into a port. Some vessels get caught here. I've known large cargo ships and even cruise ships from third world countries that were literally detained until safety concerns were addressed. This includes ship hatches, balast tanks, over board discharge, crane testing, life saving equipment, fire fighting equipment ect. For less scrupulous ship owners, I can say it costs a lot of money for them to try and sneak by. And if they get caught trying to cheat the system, holly hell will come down the ladder. The coast guard, even here in Canada, doesn't take this lightly. Ships personal are also taken into consideration, and if the Coast Guard is provoked, man they will make life rough for ship owners. I've heard the US follow similar lines.
That being said, you won't find many Indian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European and African ships in our waters. The biggest reason is that we require all vessels to be double hulled. Then there are the emissions standards and pollution implementations. I'm ok with it all, keeps the riff raff out, or at least 200 miles out. And that's a hell of a swim!