WASHINGTON—FAA has agreed to improve its safety oversight of airlines after a finding by the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) Inspector General (IG) that its oversight of American Airlines “lacked objectivity.” In an audit report dated July 10, the IG’s office found that FAA’s oversight office in Irving, Texas, which is responsible for overseeing American’s maintenance program and flight operations, did not adequately respond to safety concerns raised ...

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