US FAA yesterday announced measures to improve its response to safety issues and whistleblower contributions and said it is "renewing efforts to ensure consistent interpretation of agency regulations and policies" in the wake of questions regarding its relationship with the airlines it is charged with regulating (ATWOnline, March 3) and waves of flight cancellations related to carriers' lack of compliance with airworthiness directives (ATWOnline, Sept. 11, 2008). "These changes make it clear ...

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