US FAA said that more than five years have elapsed since it conducted assessments on 103 system designs at eight airlines, exceeding the timeframe during which the reviews were supposed to have taken place and the latest in a string of admissions by the agency regarding lapses in its airline oversight. During a House of Representatives hearing last month on safety lapses at Southwest Airlines, Dept. of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel said FAA hadn't conducted a review of SWA's ...

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