Sunday, April 20, 2014
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NTSB calls greater aviation professionalism

The National Transportation Safety Board is one of the more important, cost-effective branches of government, standing as a bulwark against those who cut corners in all modes of transport. NTSB has issued its annual wish list of safety improvements needed in the airline industry, starting with criticism of a lack of professionalism by dozing air-traffic controllers, pilots who overfly an airport and pilots who forget basic aerodynamics and fly into the ground. The Washington Post has a good wrapup today, with lots of links to the safety stories cited in the article, on this vitally important issue.

NTSB calls greater aviation professionalism

The National Transportation Safety Board is one of the more important, cost-effective branches of government, standing as a bulwark against those who cut corners in all modes of transport. NTSB has issued its annual wish list of safety improvements needed in the airline industry, starting with criticism of a lack of professionalism by dozing air-traffic controllers, pilots who overfly an airport and pilots who forget basic aerodynamics and fly into the ground. The Washington Post has a good wrapup today, with lots of links to the safety stories cited in the article, on this vitally important issue.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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