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December 10, 2012
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  • GAO: Privatized security screeners need better guidance
    The Transportation Security Administration's program to privatize security screenings in some airports needs to offer stronger guidelines, says a report released by the Government Accountability Office. The TSA also needs to create a formal process for measuring the program's performance before it is expanded, the report says. Government Security News (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FAA, industry groups emphasize pilot response to stalls for training
    The Federal Aviation Administration and other industry groups informing pilot training are calling for changes in stall training, a key aspect of pilot training critical for maintaining airplane safety. The FAA and the International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations have updated their training information to reflect their latest stall-training recommendations. IFALPA, for example, emphasizes more thorough training to help pilots overcome the startle response. AIN Online (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Advocates: Transportation Department "ignored" issues
    According to Paul Hudson, executive director of the Aviation Consumer Action Project, the Transportation Department's Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection ignored measures to protect fliers. Some of the issues he says they did not consider include compensation for delayed or canceled flights as well as lost luggage. He says it also did not review a suggestion to establish an arbitration system for grievances. "The recommendations that our group and others made weren't even rejected; they were just ignored," Hudson said. USA Today (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Southwest asks FAA for more slots at Reagan airport
    Southwest Airlines has applied to the Federal Aviation Administration to secure more landing rights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The carrier plans to use the slots to add service from the airport to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. "Houston is one of Southwest Airlines' three original cities, and this proposed new service is another example of our strong commitment to continue adding value to the community," said Southwest CEO Gary Kelly. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model)/The Associated Press (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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