Alexandria, VA, Sept. 10, 2008 — Flight Safety Foundation has applauded the work of the Independent Review Team and called on the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement their recommendations quickly.
“The current regulatory approach to aviation safety in the United States is working and is a model for civil aviation authorities around the world,” said FSF President and CEO William R. Voss. “But that does not mean that there shouldn’t be occasional review to see if there are ways to make the FAA safety programs even more effective. The recommendations from the Independent Review Team are solid and should be implemented.”
Flight Safety Foundation has been a leading proponent of the need for a free flow of information among all segments of the international aviation industry. It has noted that one of the reasons for the excellent safety record of U.S. air carriers is that pilots and management can review flight information and collaborate with regulators so that the causes of minor incidents during normal flight operations can be identified and corrected before a major accident occurs.
Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, auditing, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to pursue the continuous improvement of global aviation safety and the prevention of accidents. www.flightsafety.org
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