Just because the vast majority of news agencies haven't yet cottoned on to the fact that the Koito seat chicanery deserves serious attention, doesn't mean that we here at RWG plan to leave it alone.
Indeed, multiple sources now tell RWG that Koito didn't just flub the numbers on its 9g and 16g test data (as much as 70% of the latter, says a source) plus flammability data, the wiley coyote also used its own rubber stamp to falsely indicate that some seats had been cleared by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).
I wonder who among the Koito staff was given the unfortunate task of pulling that rubber stamp from the bottom drawer? And why aren't more folks upset about this (do they all hope it will just go away)? Seriously?
Already, there are Continental Airlines aircraft sitting and waiting for seats (and others), but that doesn't come close to the fallout that will occur if EASA and FAA issue an AD for the estimated 150,000 seats on 1,000 aircraft impacted by Koito's deception.
(Photo above from Dan 4ths Flickr photo stream)