Airline Safety and Inspections

Airline Safety and Inspections

The emergency landing of a Southwest flight prompts new questions about airline safety. The FAA calls for changes in the way aging aircraft are maintained and checked worldwide. Diane and guests discuss the risks of air travel today.

The emergency landing of a Southwest flight prompts new questions about airline safety. The FAA calls for changes in the way aging aircraft are maintained and checked worldwide. Diane and guests discuss the risks of air travel today.

Guests

Steven Wallace

an Aviation Safety Consultant and Charter Pilot and former director of the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Accident Investigation.

Lee Collins

Executive Vice President, Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations

Ashley Halsey III

transportation reporter for the Washington Post

Mary Schiavo

an aviation attorney and the former Inspector General for the US Department of Transportation.

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