The U.S. Transportation Department’s (DOT) Inspector General says the FAA may be “missing opportunities” to identify precursors to airline accidents or incidents due to shortcomings in its Voluntary Disclosure Report Program (VDRP). The IG, in a final report published earlier this month, says the FAA can improve the program by requiring airlines to provide a root-cause analysis of problem reports, having inspectors track air carrier corrective ...
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