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Panel: Aviation safety in Israel is severely neglected
19 August 2007

The interim report of the Lapidot Committee examining the state of Civil Aviation in Israel revealed some serious safety issues. Among the main problems cited in Lapidot`s report were the poorly functioning Civil Aviation Authority and the anachronistic aviation laws in Israel. The committee advised that immediate action be taken to solve the problems at Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Airport. The Civil Aviation Authority must be made into a strong body with the power and budget to properly oversee aviation safety. Also the Lapidot committee needs to continue to oversee the enactment of the committee`s recommendations in order to ensure that – unlike the recommendations of previous committees concerning Israeli civil aviation – these points for improvement would be carried-out. (The Jerusalem Post)