Other governments around the world trust, and passengers and flight crew depend, on U.S. aviation authorities doing their utmost to make sure airplanes are properly designed, tested, manufactured, operated, and maintained. Many countries are socioeconomically challenged, and these countries will inevitably acquire older passed down airplanes. Citizens from these countries deserve safe airplanes too.
We are proud to serve as the leading aviation watchdog and will continue to report on illegal activities and other problems impacting safety including ineffective government. We serve the individuals that fly and their loved ones.
There are several U.S. Government agencies charged with public safety responsibilities including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Transportation Board (NTSB), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). These agencies and their leaders must be held accountable to do their jobs.
To maximize our effectiveness, we focus on a narrow range of research. Current focus areas include:
1. Aircraft Manufacturing: We monitor production operations and analyze safety reports involving manufacturing defects.
2. Regulatory Oversight: We evaluate the FAA’s transparency, policies, and decision-making processes.
3. Accident Investigation: We analyze investigation reports to see if anything significant has been missed, overlooked, or deliberately ignored.
4. Corporate Governance: We scrutinize corporate practices and ethics to encourage responsible behavior and transparency.
5. Legislation: We work with members of Congress and their staffs on legislative efforts to enhance aviation safety.