FAA gets tough, but flexible

04/6/2009 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Aviation safety regulators have increased their scrutiny of airlines over the past year, while at the same time showing greater flexibility, the Dallas Morning News reports. The FAA has launched top-to-bottom safety audits at several airlines, but it has pulled back from grounding entire fleets when a minor infraction is found. "The winner is the American public," says an FAA official, referring to the new approach. "They get to not have aircraft grounded and impact their flying schedule, as occurred last spring."

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