Nominee to lead FAA faces questions about tenure at Delta By DAVID KOENIG and TOM KRISHERJuly 6, 2019 The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into whether Delta Air Lines violated FAA rules about promoting safety at a time when President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the agency was in charge of Delta’s flight operations.
FAA reassigns three in office overseeing Southwest Airlines: source 2 MIN READ A Southwest airplane sits on the tarmac in Austin, Texas, U.S., March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration has reassigned three managers in its office overseeing Southwest Airlines Co, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.
First published on February 12, 2019 Senators Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, are urging the FAA to investigate after a CBS News report found that mechanics are being pressured to ignore potential safety issues and “short-cut the critical work they perform.” Markey and Blumenthal sent a letter to Acting FAA Administrator Daniel Elwell citing the
Airline mechanics say they feel pressured by management to look the other way when they see potential safety problems on airplanes, an eight-month-long CBS News investigation reveals. In some of the cases, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) agreed with those mechanics. The U.S. aviation system is experiencing an unparalleled period of safety, with only one
At least 10 mechanics who work on Southwest passenger jets in Dallas and Los Angeles say the air carrier has discouraged maintenance personnel from reporting potential safety issues. According to a pair of whistleblower complaints obtained by NBC Dallas, Southwest supervisors have been accused of applying “pressure not to document discrepancies” and creating “a culture
A whistleblower was questioned by management after revealing a problem on some 737s in an area of the plane he wasn’t assigned to inspect. Months before an airborne accident claimed the life of a Southwest Airlines passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration found that distrust between managers and mechanics at Southwest’s Dallas maintenance base was so