Regional airlines provide an extremely safe and reliable transportation option for millions of Americans, many of whom would not have access to scheduled air service without the professional aviators who work for the members of the Regional Airline Association.
Since 1995, the U.S. government has set one level of safety for the entire airline industry. Regional carriers are subject to the same government regulations and receive the same level of oversight as mainline carriers. Every regional airline meets or exceeds these strict safety standards.
The Regional Airline Association is the industry’s safety advocate in Washington, D.C. In fact, improving safety was the driving force behind RAA’s creation in 1975, and it has been the members’ guiding principle ever since. Regional airlines hire the best pilots, operate the most modern aircraft and support research-based solutions to potential hazards. With more than 5 million safe departures a year, the regional airline industry is committed to operating at a higher standard than any other segment of our nation’s transportation sector through programs that empower employees and create a safety culture.