Read Out from FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker’s Meeting with Airlines

Read Out from FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker’s Meeting with Airlines

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker convened a meeting with airline CEOs today to discuss the current state of the U.S. aviation system and find ways to continuously improve safety. He also provided an update on the agency’s enhanced oversight activities of Boeing and its suppliers.

Administrator Whitaker called the meeting to ensure the aviation industry continues expanding safety management systems and finding ways to share information transparently to minimize risk and advance safety.

“As I mentioned in my testimony yesterday, data is crucial to identifying and mitigating significant risks and emerging safety trends, allowing us to move toward a more predictive system,” said Administrator Whitaker. “Today we discussed the need for more access to real time data and better tools to detect and manage risk within our aviation system.”

“Aviation safety is a team sport, and it requires that we constantly reexamine processes and procedures as well as how we use data to detect risks and introduce more transparency in our business practices. I appreciate these aviation leaders joining me to discuss these important issues.”

“Maintaining safety and public confidence in the aviation system is not static; it is a relentless pursuit that requires constant improvement.”

Airlines that participated were from Alaska, American, Delta, United, JetBlue, Southwest, UPS and FedEx.

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