Saturday, April 03, 2010
They’ll Do It Again
You tell me. Is there anything in this story that isn’t depressingly familiar ?
FAA managers broke rules at Detroit Metro Airport
Controller complains. FAA lies. Inspector General says controller was right. FAA doesn’t hold anyone accountable.
Why wouldn’t they do it again ?
At the risk of stating the obvious, an airline can get a manager fired or replaced. An airline can and will complain -- loudly -- when they don’t think an FAA manager is promoting efficiency enough. An airline can offer a retiring manager a job. Safety can’t do any of those things. Safety is just some hard-to-put-your-finger-on concept that most people don’t really care about until it’s too late.
They’ll do it again.
April 3, 2010