Report Highlights FAA’s Insufficient Staffing and Budgetary Constraints
WASHINGTON, DC— On June 3, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) released its “Audit of Safety Oversight of an Air Carrier Industry in Transition,” which highlights the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) current budget and staffing challenges in light of the subsequent changes occurring in the industry and the corresponding risks to air safety. Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents FAA safety inspectors, supports the IG’s investigation into aviation safety oversight. “We are pleased to see the IG draw attention to the serious issue of the oversight of our airline industry,” said Linda Goodrich, PASS regional vice president representing FAA inspectors.
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