Furlough Fallout

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
By George Hatcher

One-third of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 46,000 employees are on furlough but eight hundred are being recalled this week allowing plane certification, 600 who oversee airline operations, and 25 doctors who oversee drug and alcohol testing.

However, aviation registration can not be performed, and the lack has stopped aviation deliveries.

The manpower shortage may lead to maintenance problems and consequential safety issues.

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