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FAA expands safety reporting program

Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration, in partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, has implemented a safety reporting program intended to allow certain employees within the agency to raise safety concerns without fear of retaliation.

FAA’s safety reporting program will be extended to the 550 employees of the Office of Airports, which is responsible for all programs regarding airport safety and inspections and standards for airport design, construction, and operation.

Through the Airport Voluntary Reporting System, an employee can file a confidential report about a safety issue, and an oversight board of three FAA executives will review, investigate and help resolve the issue and make recommendations, according to a press release.