Following the fatal crashes of several Comet airliners in the 1950s, with a total loss of less than 200 lives, the entire fleet was grounded by English Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. He said "The cost of solving the Comet mystery must be reckoned neither in money nor in manpower."
The Airbus is not manufactured in the United States; however, they are being operated by a number of American carriers and U.S. citizens fly on them every day all over the world.
Under the Bush administration, the last FAA administrator, Marion Blakey, "was a fervent free marketeer and opponent of increased government regulation." 
President Obama appointed Randy Babbitt to administer the agency, and he was confirmed last month by the Senate. Mr. Babbitt is the former head of the Airline Pilot’s Association. What will he decide?
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 HITCO Delivers A380 Carbon Composite Tail Structure, http://composite.about.com/cs/aerospacenews/a/bpr_hitco.htm
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