FAA Lists Carriers Yet To Commit To Safety Call To Action





FAA Lists Carriers Yet To Commit To Safety Call To Action

By Daniel Baxter


October 5, 2009, The FAA Administrator, Randy Babbitt announced that the majority of US air carriers and pilot organizations have responded to our safety Call To Action.

That is to address pilot fatigue, pilot training, pilot performance, air carriers to be more thorough in examining FAA pilot records before hiring, major carriers would be required to analyze the safety information contained in flight data recorders on individual aircraft and pilots would be required to disclose safety problems as part of their Aviation Safety Action Program.

The FAA has published a list of those who had not responded to the FAA safety Call To Action. That list is posted below. The majority have provided written commitment to implement several best practices and adhere to higher professional standards for safety.


As safety is DOT and FAA's highest priority, “we appreciate the 94% response and will take those commitments very seriously”.

The FAA will take non-responses into careful consideration when performing surveillance activities. And those carriers and labor organizations that have not responded must know for a certainty that the American flying public will also judge their reluctance to adopt proven safety practices.

It is important to note that several of the carriers have already been using the key safety programs we asked for--Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) and Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). And some carriers are simply too small or have too limited operations to implement FOQA.

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