Accident Prevention 640512

Accident prevention is one of the FAA's prime statutory responsibilities. Some of the efforts in carrying out these responsibilities are described in this paper, and the following FAA programs are briefly explained: (1) an air carrier maintenance system of establishing airworthiness alert values so that timely maintenance can be performed, (2) outline of a concentrated program to prevent false fire warnings, (3) development and expansion of positive control in Air Traffic Service, (4) flight checking of airline captains by special trained inspectors, (5) participating in CAB-FAA schooling on accident investigation, and (6) dissemination of safety literature in the general aviation field.


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