September 17 – FAA Administrator Babbitt announces new offices and efforts to respond to safety concerns. More (link to a second-level page with the following content:
Administrator Babbitt announced a new office designed to improve the agency’s response to public safety complaints and whistleblower contributions, as well as renewed efforts to ensure consistent interpretation of agency regulations and policies. He also outlined ongoing actions to ensure that air carriers comply with safety directives while minimizing disruptions to passengers.
- FAA Announces New Efforts to Respond to Safety Concerns
- FAA’s Office of Audit and Evaluation
- FAA’s Consistency and Standardization Initiative
- Airworthiness Directive Compliance
Airworthiness Directives Reports
- Review of the Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 39 AD Process
- Review of the Development, Implementation, and Compliance Determinations Associated with AD 2006–15–15
Administrator Babbitt also announced a new Accident Prevention Office to reduce emerging aviation risks using national safety data.