Flying Cheap

Number 24898
Subject Aviation
Source Frontline
State DC
Year 2010
Publication Date 02/09/2010
Summary The February 2009 crash of Continental Flight 3407 revealed "a little-known trend in the airline industry: major airlines have outsourced more and more of their flights to obscure regional carriers." These smaller carriers operate with different safety practices with pilots that are often paid less, with less training and fewer flight hours.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 40
Keywords airlines; aviation safety; Federal Aviation Administration; flight safety; transportation
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