Of course FAA certification is not a must IF China want to ignore it.
The problem is...
Cell phones do not kill people. Cars, boats, and airplanes -- do. Statistically speaking, air travel is safer than car travel, but whenever an aviation mishap occurs, it is %99 percent fatal for all involved. The US is the world's leader in aviation. China is still a child, and I say that kindly. If the US refused to recognize China's aviation standards, what do you think the rest of the world will do? Here is something else you might want to consider.
Many airports have special certifications for PILOTS to land, those that do not require still want pilots to qualify to international standards for training.
Foreign aircraft may fly in the U.S. if they have an airworthiness certificate equivalent to a U.S. standard airworthiness certificate.
So just because the C919 is certified by China to land at domestic airports, that does not mean other countries will allow the C919 to land at their airports, even if they do not buy and fly the C919. If something bad happens at an airport, it could hold up operations for who knows how long.
(FAA) Aircraft Certification Service includes more than 1,300 engineers, scientists, inspectors, test pilots and other experts. They are responsible for oversight of design, production, airworthiness certification, and continued airworthiness programs for all U.S. civil aviation products and foreign import products. The FAA collaborates with the International Civil Aviation Organization and other civil aviation authorities to maintain and advance the safety of international air transportation.The Certification ProcessThe FAA's aircraft certification processes are well established and have consistently assured safe aircraft designs. As part of any certification project, we conduct the following:
- Review any proposed designs and the methods that will be used to show that these designs and the overall airplane complies with FAA standards
- Conduct certain ground and flight tests to demonstrate that the airplane meets the FAA standards
- Evaluate the airplane to determine the required maintenance and operational suitability for introduction of the aircraft into service
- Work with other civil aviation authorities on their approval of the aircraft, based primarily on work already completed by the FAA
Did YOU actually performed basic research before you post? What does the highlighted mean? It mean China simply cannot 'ban' or ignore FAA certification without international consequences. Those 'other civil aviation authorities' will wonder why. Of course, China can always resort to bribery. I will admit money does talk if applied to the appropriate people.
Let us know when China hire YOU as civil aviation consultant on how to deal with the US.
They come here because they get to learn a lot about issues they cannot access from China and/or from fellow Chinese elsewhere. But they cannot admit their ignorance so they have to resort to cheap insults to maintain face.
Calm your tits down bro. I am saying something that will most likely happen in the future. Of course FAA is a hegemon now.