Watchdog: FAA, Airlines Weak on Pilot Record Checks, Retention

The FAA will need until at least 2023 to complete a pilot-records database mandated by the U.S. Congress in 2010 as a result of the 2009 crash of a Continental Connection/Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 in Buffalo, New York. In the meantime, airlines continue to hire pilots in many cases without having...

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