Audit Initiated of Follow-Up Review of FAA and Industry Efforts To Enhance Airline Safety in Response to the Colgan Air Accident
The Office of Inspector General plans to conduct a follow-up review of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry efforts to enhance safety in response to the 2009 fatal crash of Colgan Air flight 3407. We are conducting this review at the request of the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation. Several safety initiatives were introduced following the Colgan Air crash through FAA’s Call to Action on Airline Safety and Pilot Training and subsequently became requirements under the Airline Safety and FAA Extension Act of 2010. Effectively implementing these requirements in a timely manner is critical to enhancing safety for the traveling public. Accordingly, our audit objectives are to: (1) examine FAA and industry progress in implementing elements of the Act; and (2) identify any challenges to completing these actions.