Oversight of Aviation Safety, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, April 10, 2008   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the opening statement of John D. Rockefeller IV: "The Federal Aviation Administration's [FAA] lax oversight of Southwest Airlines has cast a serious pall over the agency's ability to execute its core mission--the safety of the Nation's aviation systems. It is our job today to ask, is this just an isolated incident as some at the FAA and Southwest contend, or is this part of a larger, systemic problem facing both the agency and the industry? When it comes to the safety of the air traveling public, the American people have put their trust in the men and women of the Federal Aviation Administration and the mechanics of the commercial airlines. They, like many of us in Congress, look to them to make sure that the planes that take the skies are safe." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kay Bailey Hutchison, Daniel Inouye, Amy Klobuchar, Frank Lautenberg, Claire McCaskill, John D. Rockefeller IV, Olympia Snowe, Ted Stevens, Basil J. Barimo, Tom Brantley, Steven R. Chealander, Nicholas A. Sabatini, Calvin L. Scovel III, and Karen E. Casanovas.

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S. Hrg. 110-1146; Senate Hearing 110-1146
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