Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
|For Immediate Release: |
July 19, 2006
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553
Commerce Committee Passes Boxer Provision Requiring FAA To Explain Its Failure to Implement NTSB’s Urgent Safety Recommendations
Boxer said, “There is no excuse for the Federal Aviation Administration not implementing these recommendations to keep airline passengers safe. It is my hope that this amendment will encourage the FAA to take action on these recommendations – or at the very least explain to Congress why they are failing to do so.”
Boxer’s provision, part of the National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization bill passed by the Committee, would require the FAA to complete a report within 90 days of the bill’s enactment into law explaining why the aviation recommendations on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted Transportation Improvements have not been carried out.
The NTSB’s Most Wanted list includes basic aviation safety guidelines to protect airline passengers, such as: reducing dangers to aircraft flying in icy conditions, stopping runway incursions and ground collisions of aircraft and requiring restraint systems for children under age two.