>>Do you think there is a perception that there's a lot of extra
>>overhead or difficulty in using a "safety critical" language?
>    Because the perception in the "commercial software" market is
that time
>to market is the critical factor.  If you don't sell that, they won't

So safety critical would mean to some that it would slow development.
Alternatively, you suggest  time to market should be Ada's overriding

>    Which is more critical to you, starting coding, or shipping
>software as soon as possible?  When schedule is critical, use the
>langauge for critical software: Ada.

Sounds like a good angle.