This question has been tagged "opinion based": Would it be much safer to have to have an airplane inspected twice a year?

I believe it is not opinion based and it could even lead to very interesting answers if someone can find the data to answer it.

It is "just" a matter of finding how the failure rate of aircrafts changes in relation to time from from last inspection. This data may be hard to find but I don't feel it's an opinion.

How can (if it should) be edited to fit?

Ps: I say very interesting because it is entirely possible that failure rates of aircrafts post-inspection is a bathtub curve thus leading to the conclusion that inspections done at some (obviously extreme) rate is more dangerous than less inspection.

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    $\begingroup$ I modified the referenced question so that it is explicitly requesting data rather than opinions. $\endgroup$
    – Peter
    Aug 22, 2017 at 18:59

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I agree that asking for data would be an improvement and it's probably a good general way to improve 'fuzzy' questions and make them more focused and answerable. In this case, asking for data or research on how/if failures are correlated with maintenance frequency might get a better response. Whether you want to edit the existing question or open a new one is really up to you.

(You might find this article interesting, BTW.)

  • $\begingroup$ Very interesting! Thankyou! :-) $\endgroup$ Sep 4, 2017 at 6:41

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