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Air Safety #90492

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 22, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(NYC) Impact of incrd. air travel on schedule accuracy noted. [PASSENGER - resents longer travel time due to delays.] President Reagan's reaction to 1981 air traffic controllers' strike recalled; films shown. [1981, CONTROLLER - feels working conditions are unsafe.] [Now, controller Charlie BOLLING - voices same criticism.] Effort of current nonunion air traffic controllers to form new union to negotiate with FAR noted; safety versus economy dilemma faced by Federal Aviation Administration with deregulation explained. [Federal Aviation Administration administration Don. ENGEN - claims increase safety levels in airline industry] Safety-related statistics outlined on screen. Current crop of controllers noted understaffed and inexperienced. [Representative Guy MOLINARI - feels potential for disaster is real due to overtaxed system.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Koppel, Ted;
Threlkeld, Richard

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