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The Associate Administrator’s Leaky Legacy

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 — Gabe Bruno

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The Associate Administrator’s Leaky Legacy

‘These problems were not evident at my level.’ On Monday, 20 October, 2008, Nicholas Sabatini, the FAA’s Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, announced that he was retiring from the agency effective 3 January, 2009. In his broadcast message to employees, he said, “It was a difficult decision to reach because I am so proud to […]

Safety Reporting System in Limbo Over Trust Issue

Monday, November 17, 2008 — David Evans

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American Airlines has ceased its Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) in the face of a dispute with its pilots union. The union, the Allied Pilots Association (APA), charges that the program has been cast into limbo because of mistrust.ASAP is a cooperative program that allows pilots to report on mistakes they’ve made without being punished […]

‘Most Wanted’ List Updated to Account for Reality

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 — David Evans

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‘Most Wanted’ List Updated to Account for Reality

Changes have been made to the “Most Wanted” list of recommendations to reflect progress, or lack thereof, in improving the state of aviation safety. At its annual meeting 28 October to discuss the list of needed improvements, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) added an entire class of operations – emergency medical services (EMS) flights […]

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