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Outmoded Airport Fire/Rescue Standars Jeopardize Lives, Fire Fighters Assert

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 — David Evans

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The lax safety culture of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extends beyond aircraft maintenance to the outdated 20-year-old standards for fire and rescue operations that jeopardize lives in the event of an aircraft incident at an airport, charged the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) on 30 April 2008. The IAFF diatribe comes in the […]

Further Improvements in Airline Safety Doubted

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 — David Evans

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A majority of aviation professionals does not expect airline safety to improve during the next five years. This is the stark result of a survey conducted by Ascend Worldwide, a UK-based aviation consulting firm. According to the results of the survey of more than 140 aviation industry professionals – more than half of whom indicated […]

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