US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure introduced a bill this week that it said "addresses issues raised by FAA whistleblowers and others" at an April hearing, including that the agency "had become too friendly with the airlines it regulates, allowing them to continue to fly aircraft that were past safety inspection deadlines" (ATWOnline, July 3). The bill, which the committee claimed "will help restore confidence in the FAA's safety regime," would create an independent ...

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