The FAA, to be fair has traditionally been pretty good and proactive about stuff - sometimes maybe even a bit aggressive - but that's what you do when passenger safety is involved. But we are not in the "traditional" way of doing things anymore with the current administration and I bet there's a ton of pressure on whoever is in-charge to keep it at bay in terms of grounding the fleet for as long as possible. But, it kind of became inevitable that this would happen with so many sanctions around from major countries and airlines.And the FAA. Has now become very clear that there is a link between the regulator and a supplier. Virtually all the main carriers (and countries) grounded them for safety pending investigation, yet the FAA carried on with their "nothing to see here, move along". Time is way overdue to drain the swamp.