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Using the Airline industry, research and analyze safety issues.

Allocate the aspects of the research and presentation. For example, you could subdivide the research into:
? Who is the appropriate regulatory agency and what is the history?
? What are the significant regulations in the past?
? What are the current issues facing this regulatory agency?
? What are the anticipated issues or pending issues?
? One person could be responsible for writing an overview and/or summary.

If you're an airline, visit the Federal Aviation Administration. Write a presentation to the executive of your airline company that summarizes safety legislation and its impact on your industry.

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Using the Airline industry, research and analyze safety issues. Allocate the aspects of the research and presentation. For example, you could subdivide the research into:

? Who is the appropriate regulatory agency and what is the history?

Federal Aviation Authority is responsible for the safety of civil aviation in United States. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the agency under the name Federal Aviation Agency. Their major roles include:

1) Regulating civil aviation to promote safety
2) Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology
3) Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft
4) Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics
5) Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation
6) Regulating U.S. commercial space transportation

source: http://www.faa.gov/about/mission/activities/

Birth and history of FAA:

The approaching introduction of jet airliners and a series of midair collisions spurred passage of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. This legislation transferred CAA's functions to a new independent body, the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) that had broader authority to combat aviation hazards. The act took safety rulemaking from CAB and entrusted it to the new FAA. It also gave FAA sole responsibility for developing and maintaining a common civil-military system of air navigation and air traffic control, a responsibility CAA previously shared with others.

The scope of the Federal Aviation Act owed much to the leadership of Elwood "Pete" Quesada, an Air Force general who served as President Eisenhower's principle advisor on civil aeronautics. After becoming the first Administrator of the agency he helped to create, Quesada mounted a vigorous campaign for improved airline safety.

In 1966, Congress authorized the creation of a cabinet department that would combine major Federal transportation responsibilities. This new Department of Transportation (DOT) began full operations on April l, 1967. On that day, FAA became one of several modal organizations within DOT and received a new name, Federal Aviation Administration. At the same time, CAB's accident investigation function was transferred to the new National Transportation Safety ...

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Using the Airline industry, research and analyze safety issues.

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