I mentioned one month ago that a friend in the FAA had warned me in 2006 that there was something funny in the way that Eclipse Aviation, pioneer of the very light, very cheap small-jet movement, had just gotten rush FAA certification for its breakthrough EA-500 jet.
Now a Congressional inquiry into the approval process is underway. Being still mainly off-grid, I am not able right now to go through the ins and outs of the arguments. But this report from Mary Grady of AVweb contains links to all the essential documents --the FAA Inspector General's statement, streaming video of the latest Congressional committee hearing, and much more. And here is Eclipse's statement on the topic.
Until I learn more, I am agnostic on the merits of this inquiry. Updates later, but for now here are the links for those who would like to inquire themselves.
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