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Regional Airline American Eagle and its mainline carrier parent have flown 18 missions to Haiti since the earthquake struck on January 12, delivering more than 200,000 pounds of food, water and other nonperishable goods for local hospitals and aid efforts.
Regional airline Cape Air, which has a Caribbean hub in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is sending two airplanes on ten trips per week to Haiti, carrying medical teams and supplies to the earthquake-stricken country. Cape Air is flying one Cessna 402 aircraft for the Virgin Islands Haitian Relief Fund, carrying medical teams from St. Thomas to Port au Prince. On the other, Cape Air has removed the seats to carry an estimated 20,000 pounds of supplies a week. Read more about the relief mission in the Boston Globe.
“Not only do our member airlines support these findings, they began adopting many of these safety enhancements well before yesterday’s NTSB’s recommendations,” says RAA President Roger Cohen.
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The Regional Airline Association (RAA) today welcomed the release of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) report, “Answering the Call to Action on Airline Safety and Pilot Training.” The report describes the progress made in response to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s June 2009 Call to Action on airline safety.
“Regional airlines applaud the leadership Administrator Babbitt has taken to further enhance aviation safety,” said RAA President Roger Cohen. “This report confirms the excellent safety record of regional airlines, which are committed to the highest professional standards.”
The Regional Airline Association (RAA) today applauded the Obama Administration’s nomination of Dr. Earl F. Weener to the National Transportation Safety Board.
“The Regional Airline Association is thrilled with President Obama’s decision to nominate Dr. Earl Weener to such an important post in his administration,” said Roger Cohen, president of RAA. “Dr. Weener’s background and demonstrated commitment to aviation safety make him the right person for this key position, and having the right person at the National Transportation Safety Board has never been more important.”