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Safety and Regional Airlines

departures

Code-Share Agreements
It's time to shine a light on these relationships between majors and regionals.

valuejet

How Safe Are Regionals?
Many regionals don't participate in FAA data-gathering programs on safety.

FAA Sign

Airline Safety - Washington's Response
Legislation; Babbitt's 'Call to Action'; the Congressional hearings.

FAA

Is the FAA Up to the Task?
Their record to date raises many questions.

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The Cozy Relationship
The FAA’s original mandate was to both regulate and promote airlines — and that inherent conflict still lingers.

ntsb Hearing

The NTSB
It can only investigate and make recommendations.

posted february 9, 2010; updated decmeber 8, 2010

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