National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V.
Rosenker told U.S. Congress that he was disappointed at the
number of recommendations to the Federal Aviation
Administration on the Board`s Most Wanted List that are in
an unacceptable action status. Testifying today before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Chairman Rosenker noted that, of the six items before the FAA from the Board`s Most Wanted List, five of them have been color-coded Red, for Unacceptable Response. These deal with reducing dangers to aircraft flying in icing conditions, preventing runway incursions, improving audio and data recorders and requiring video recorders on aircraft, reducing accidents caused by human fatigue, and improving crew resource management for Part 135 (air taxi) operations. The sixth item, eliminating
flammable fuel/air vapors in fuel tanks of transport
category aircraft, has been given a Yellow color code,
meaning that the FAA’s response is acceptable but progressing slowly. (NTSB)