We all know the wheels of government grind slowly, when they grind at all.
But why is it that 12 years after the National Transportation Safety Board recommended a new certification process for planes that fly in freezing rain, the Federal Aviation Administration still hasn't acted?
Could it be the reason the FAA cites — the fact that federal rulemaking is of necessity painstakingly slow, that it is better to impose a good rule after a long vetting period than a bad one that's rushed into law?
Or could the delay stem from the fact that more than half the agency's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee comes from the aviation industry?
— Jerry Zremski
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