Staffing and Training Shortages Hinder Oversight of Airline Safety

October 2005
Air Safety Week;10/31/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 42, p1
Market Research Report
Considers the impact of budget cuts on the ability of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to oversee the safety of the airlines. Effect of the budget cuts on the Air Transport Oversight System (ATOS), a system of continuous safety surveillance placed at larger airlines; Forecast on the decline in FAA inspectors assigned to ATOS; Objective of establishing ATOS. INSET: The Shortage of Inspectors.


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