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Legislation would investigate airlines’ ability to deal with severe weather

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would require the U.S. Comptroller General to investigate airlines’ capacity to prepare for and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters.

The Airline Operational Resiliency Act would ensure Congress can better understand the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s role in overseeing air traffic operations during extreme weather as well as airlines’ operational investments, staffing levels and safety policies, mitigation strategies, and other resiliency planning.

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