US FAA came under intense scrutiny last week when "whistleblower" agency inspectors, Dept. of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel and a House of Representatives committee detailed "cozy" relationships between inspectors and airlines, pervasive "dysfunction" and "regulatory abuse" at a regional office and "a disconnect" between its Washington headquarters and day-to-day field operations. Associate Administrator-Aviation Safety Nicholas Sabatini conceded at a House Transportation ...

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