U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters Announces New Steps to Improve FAA's Aviation Safety Program

An independent review team provides 13 recommended improvements to FAA safety programs.


Recommendation 13: We recommend that without delay the FAA commission a time-and-motion study of its front-line inspection operation, to empirically assess the time-demands of ATOS and other IT implementations. With the results of such a study in hand, agency leadership should establish some clear expectations regarding the proportion of an inspector’s work-week that data-entry, data-analysis, and other computer-related tasks should reasonably consume, and monitor progress towards more reasonable ratios as ATOS and other IT systems are improved over time.

ACCEPTED – The study will commence in March 2009 and be completed within one year. Timeframe for implementation will depend on the recommendations.

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