FAA Quizzes Web users for better safety

Tuesday - 5/25/2010, 11:51am EDT

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May 27, 2010 -- Many federal agencies use online quizzes and questionnaires, but the FAA is using them to improve runway safety.

Today's show highlights work by the FAA Office of Runway Safety.

Director Wes Timmons discusses the methods his office uses to achieve its mission of reducing runway incursions -- when an airplane ventures onto a runway without clearance.

Topics include:

  • A national safety campaign spurred by one of those online quizzes.
  • Automated software to analyze and prevent runway incursions.
  • Actions underway to reduce an increasing number of runway incursions
  • Oversight responsibilities
  • Office structure
  • The Runway Safety Council, a group Timmons' office launched to find the root causes of runway incursions