FAA calls in aviation stakeholders for meeting on near collisions

07/8/2010 | Google · Washington Post, The

The Federal Aviation Administration will convene a safety conference next month in Washington, D.C., intended to reverse the rising number of near-collision aviation incidents identified under a new reporting policy. "This spring, we had several close calls that got everybody's attention, and I think that's the thing that really keyed us into taking a look at some of the risks, [to] try to identify what we're missing," says an official with the FAA's Office of Safety. The FAA will meet with chief pilots at major airlines to stress the importance of routine ATC communications and will allow controllers to ride along in airline cockpits to better understand the process from the pilots' viewpoint.

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