5/16/2008

Pilots are concerned that a trend toward reducing the amount of fuel on jets could result in more diverted flights. Airlines say planes remain safe because they follow FAA requirements for fuel levels. An FAA spokesperson said the pilot report was reviewed and found to be inconclusive. More than 20 pilots have complained about the cost-cutting practice to NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System in the past year, including one who said, "Not enough fuel was put on the aircraft to handle a simple delay."

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