U.S. Government Stops or Threatens Civil Aviation Safety: Most Airliner Inspectors are on vacation

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 U.S. Government Stops or Threatens Civil Aviation Safety: Most Airliner Inspectors are on vacation


The shutdown affected about 800,000 federal employees, including those from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security, which are responsible for airport security, airliner status checks, ground command and other civil aviation matters.

Some of the affected federal employees are indispensable and temporarily working without pay, while others are not indispensable and are forced to take unpaid leave.

According to a number of civil aviation unions in the United States, the employees of the Federal Aviation Administration under the Ministry of Transport who are responsible for the condition inspection of passenger aircraft mostly enter the state of vacation, and the civil aviation safety reporting and supervision system is equivalent to suspension of operation.

To this end, the American Air Attendant Association sent letters to the President and Congress reminding the American civil aviation and the public of the increasingly unsafe civil aviation system situation if the stall of some federal agencies could not be ended.

For example, the letter also cited a series of phenomena, such as the reduction of duty personnel in ground control centers, the reduction of airport security inspectors, the growing number of passengers waiting for security checks, and the forced cancellation of many flights, which are worrying about the great discount of civil aviation safety. In addition, according to the National Association of Air Traffic Administrators, an aviation training school in Oklahoma City has been suspended due to the federal governments suspension, which further aggravates the shortage of air traffic controllers crisis. It is known that in many busy airports in the United States, ground control center personnel are already busy under normal circumstances. It takes six days a week and 10 hours a day to cope with the shortage of staff. Source: Ji Xueying_NN6784, responsible editor of CCTV News Mobile Network

For example, the letter also cited a series of phenomena, such as the reduction of duty personnel in ground control centers, the reduction of airport security inspectors, the growing number of passengers waiting for security checks, and the forced cancellation of many flights, which are worrying about the great discount of civil aviation safety.

In addition, according to the National Association of Air Traffic Administrators, an aviation training school in Oklahoma City has been suspended due to the federal governments suspension, which further aggravates the shortage of air traffic controllers crisis. It is known that in many busy airports in the United States, ground control center personnel are already busy under normal circumstances. It takes six days a week and 10 hours a day to cope with the shortage of staff.