A remarkable event took place in Ottawa on April 21, 2009 – the Aviation Safety Round Table, a gathering of aviation industry insiders and observers including whistleblowers, union officials, former pilots and inspectors.
What we learned at this gathering was shocking. We heard that Transport Canada is simply walking away from its mandate and turning over responsibility for safety to industry. It is doing this without any mandate from Parliament, and in defiance of all the evidence that this policy is reckless and has already cost many lives.
Hard to believe? Check for yourself. All of the presentations are available online at a new website that FAIR helped to develop ( www.SafeSkies.ca ) which is complete with video and transcripts, so that you can experience the Round Table almost as though you were there.
What's next? Safeskies is a first step towards forming an alliance of individuals and industry representatives with the aim of improving aviation safety, holding Transport Canada accountable to the public, and restoring Canadian’s faith in aviation safety. FAIR will continue to support the efforts of this new organization.
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