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Final Thoughts From FAA’s Aviation Safety Chief

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Aviation Week talks with the FAA Associate Administration for Aviation Safety, Peggy Gilligan, about the most pressing safety challenges and opportunities facing the FAA and the aviation industry. As safety chief, Gilligan is the responsible for setting, overseeing and enforcing safety standards for pilots, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, airlines, manufacturers and repair stations. She commands a workforce of more than 7,000 employees across the U.S. and a budget of more than $1 billion a year. She will be retiring from the FAA on Mar. 31 after a 37-year career at the FAA.

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on Mar 29, 2017

Peggy has exhibited many great leadership attributes as touched on in this pod cast. Having worked directly with her during Y2K, 9-11, SMS evolution, & other key events, I would say her greatest character attributes are her abilities to listen & observe, and weighing-in factors before decision making. And she did make a lot of important decisions while in the FAA.

on Mar 29, 2017

Peggy has exhibited many great leadership attributes as touched on in this pod cast. Having worked directly with her during Y2K, 9-11, SMS evolution, & other key events, I would say her greatest character attributes are her abilities to listen & observe, and weighing-in factors before decision making. And she did make a lot of important decisions while in the FAA.

on Mar 29, 2017

Peggy has exhibited many great leadership attributes as touched on in this pod cast. Having worked directly with her during Y2K, 9-11, SMS evolution, & other key events, I would say her greatest character attributes are her abilities to listen & observe, and weighing-in factors before decision making. And she did make a lot of important decisions while in the FAA.

on Mar 29, 2017

Peggy has exhibited many great leadership attributes as touched on in this pod cast. Having worked directly with her during Y2K, 9-11, SMS evolution, & other key events, I would say her greatest character attributes are her abilities to listen & observe, and weighing-in factors before decision making. And she did make a lot of important decisions while in the FAA.

on Mar 29, 2017

Peggy has exhibited many great leadership attributes as touched on in this pod cast. Having worked directly with her during Y2K, 9-11, SMS evolution, & other key events, I would say her greatest character attributes are her abilities to listen & observe, and weighing-in factors before decision making. And she did make a lot of important decisions while in the FAA.

on Mar 29, 2017

well she sure missed the boat when considering and implementing the 1500 hour pilot rule for first officers. If 37 years of experience boiled down to thinking that hours just boring holes in the sky counts for something then she didn't know much.

on Apr 1, 2017

"well she sure missed the boat when considering and implementing the 1500 hour pilot rule for first officers."

That was mandated by Congress and the FAA could only comply.

Colgan Air 3407 made grim headlines and the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administrative Extension Act of 2010 was the response.

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