It's time to shine a light on these relationships between majors and regionals.
How Safe Are Regionals?
Many regionals don't participate in FAA data-gathering programs on safety.
Airline Safety - Washington's Response
Legislation; Babbitt's 'Call to Action'; the Congressional hearings.
Is the FAA Up to the Task?
Their record to date raises many questions.
The Cozy Relationship
The FAA’s original mandate was to both regulate and promote airlines — and that inherent conflict still lingers.
It can only investigate and make recommendations.