NTSB "Most Wanted" List May Get Boost

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A bill that was introduced into the Senate last week would require the FAA to explain why it has not implemented the recommendations of the NTSB's "Most Wanted Safety Improvements." The accounting would be due within 90 days after the legislation is enacted. The stipulation is part of the 2006 NTSB Reauthorization Act. The Most Wanted list asks the FAA to act to reduce the dangers of icing and runway incursions, to require upgrades to in-flight recording systems, and to mandate restraints for children under age 2. Some of the same issues have come up year after year on the NTSB's list, with the FAA's response labeled as "unacceptable."