Whistleblower Law Blog

House Passes Legislation to Strengthen FAA Procedures

On July 22, 2008, the House unanimously approved H.R. 6493 (Aviation Safety Enhancement Act of 2008), to strengthen airline maintenance oversight procedures conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”).  The new legislation requires the FAA to conduct monthly reviews of the Air Transportation Oversight System and to rotate principal maintenance inspectors among airline oversight offices every five years.  The new procedures will ensure that trends in airline regulatory compliance are promptly identified and that appropriate remedial actions are taken.  The legislation also calls for an independent whistleblower office to investigate and address aviation safety concerns raised by FAA employees.  For more information on airline whistleblower protections click here.



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