The US National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday kicked off a two-day public forum in Washington on airline codesharing, primarily examining whether regional carriers operating under capacity purchase agreements with US legacy airlines adhere to the same safety standards as the mainline operators. Air Line Pilots Assn. President John Prater claimed that carriers operating fee-for-departure flights are under such economic pressure that safety is compromised. Pilot staffing levels at ...

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