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Regional Airlines enhances safety programs

Sept. 23, 2009, Washington, DC – The Regional Airline Association (RAA) recently announced nearly all its member airlines, have either established or committed to establishing both a Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program and an Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).


September 23, 2009
By Administrator

Sept. 23, 2009 – Washington, DC -The Regional Airline Association (RAA) announced today at a U.S. House hearing that nearly all its member airlines, which carry 98 percent of regional airline passengers, have either established or committed to establishing both a Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program and an Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).
 
"These achievements are but one demonstration of our member airlines’ commitment to safety," said Regional Airline President Roger Cohen. "Aviation safety is a shared responsibility, and we look forward to continuing our work with Congress, the FAA, our employees and mainline partners to ensure the U.S. air transportation system remains the safest mode of travel."
 
RAA also outlined to the House Aviation Subcommittee the elements of its own independent Strategic Safety Initiative, including study of human performance and fatigue issues and a more thorough review of pilot check rides.
 
Click here for the RAA written testimony.
To download a PDF of the RAA oral testimony: Click Here