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New FAA program may jeopardize safety

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A new error-reporting system in the Federal Aviation Administration could hinder the ability of managers to correct air traffic controllers' mistakes.

The program, instituted nationwide in recent months, encourages controllers to voluntarily identify their mistakes without risk of punishment.

David Conley, president of the FAA Managers Association, told the House transportation committee the program has raised barriers to managers' abilities to address problems.

Conley said reporting system's rules sometimes means managers have to wait for a committee to decide what action, instead of managers acting immediately on their best judgment.

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