US FAA officials were forced to spend much of yesterday's briefing on runway safety (see story above) responding to questions concerning reports that NASA conducted a comprehensive pilot survey revealing that near midair collisions and runway incursions occur twice as often as FAA data show. According to an Associated Press report, NASA spent $8.5 million commissioning telephone interviews with about 24,000 commercial and GA pilots in 2002-05. But the agency has not released the results and ...

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