Airline Safety Oversight, Part 2

Airline executives and aviation safety experts testified about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety oversight of… read more

Airline executives and aviation safety experts testified about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety oversight of airlines. Southwest executives assured the committee that safety is a top priority for them. They asserted that Southwest planes are routinely inspected and defended lapses as recordkeeping errors. They discussed changes made after learning of the allegations that FAA managers had ignored unsafe conditions at Southwest for years. John Brassler discussed the unprofessional behavior and hostility he’d observed in the Southwest FAA unit from 2005 to 2007. Committee member’s questions focused whether the FAA had fulfilled its safety oversight role. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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204707-2
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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 3, 2008

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  • Apr 03, 2008 | 4:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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