FAA releases Alaska aviation safety initiatives

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Federal Aviation Administration officials, Alaska’s congressional delegation and aviation stakeholders announced recommendations to improve flight safety in the high-risk aviation environment of Alaska.

The FAA Alaska Aviation Safety Initiative comes after a year-long examination of safety issues, according to an FAA news release.

“We teamed up with the aviation community for this comprehensive blueprint for future safety,” said FAA administrator Steve Dickson. “Now that we have recommendations in hand we’re developing a roadmap to develop them.”

According to the FAA, Alaska has a rate of enplanements nearly three times higher than states in the Lower 48. More than 80% of Alaska’s communities are accessible by air, according to

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