For Immediate Release

July 2, 2008
Contact: Les Dorr, Jr
Phone: (202) 267-3883

We at the FAA find the IG’s most recent report extremely helpful. We welcome the IG’s recommendations and take them very seriously as we continue our constant work to improve the safety of the flying public.

In virtually every area, we agree with the IG’s findings and have in fact begun implementing many of them. For example, we agree with the IG that we must have a system in which employees feel fully at ease bringing forth concerns in an impartial forum in which there is no possibility of retribution or retaliation. Our ultimate goal is to ensure employees are empowered to promote our safety culture, and we will work swiftly to implement this goal.

The FAA will continue to work closely with the IG and the Secretary’s independent review team as we remain vigilant in our efforts to improve safety.