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Audit Initiated of FAA's Oversight of Airlines' Regulatory Partnership Programs and Internal Review Process

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On February 6, 2008, the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure requested that we review the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) response to whistleblowers' complaints regarding FAA's oversight of Southwest Airlines.

Our objective is to determine (1) the thoroughness of FAA's investigation of whistleblower allegations and (2) the type and timeliness of FAA's corrective actions. We will also examine FAA's air carrier oversight processes, as they relate to these complaints, to determine if there are areas in which FAA could strengthen its oversight.