With the recent abundance of publicity questioning the FAA’s oversight role in air safety, even some of us within the industry are having trouble keeping it all straight. Imagine if you were just an interested party, like an airline passenger that pays their money and puts their faith in the crew and the company when they climb aboard. Those people are worried.
Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN), a solid defender of the aviation industry, took the FAA to task yesterday on Capitol Hill delving into to whether the agency’s relationship with the airlines it oversees is in need of reform.
I think a close relationship with FAA has both pros and cons.
Give a listen to a podcast I finished today with Addison Schonland from Innovation Analysis Group in San Diego. He quizzed me on many of the airline safety topics people are wondering about right now. Hopefully, I answered them.
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