Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt warned yesterday that "the national and international trends for fatal accidents and accidents. . .are no longer pointing downward, in fact they may be up slightly," and said the biggest requirement for all of aviation is the need to "step up the professionalism in the workplace." In prepared remarks to FAA's International Safety Forum in Washington, Babbitt said, "I'm not seeing consistent professionalism," and he contrasted the CVR tape from US ...

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