The Project On Government Oversight Calls Attention to My Case in Relation to Congressional Hearings on FAA/Airline Corruption
POGO, the Project On Government Oversight, who testified at last weeks hearings on FAA/Airline corruption, I believe, is calling attention to my experience with the same sort of corruption between the FAA and Boeing and calling for additional hearings on the subject on their website.
Are Congressional Hearings on Boeing/FAA Corruption, per POGO's Suggestions, Next?
Here is the blog from POGO, the Project on Government Oversight, suggesting hearings on the FAA/Boeing corruption I have proven, in addition to the FAA/Airline corruption Congress is currently investigating. There is also a link in the last paragraph that will take you to a POGO blog just about my case, and about just who is the habitual and serious "criminal" of the two sides in my trial. It looks like POGO did extensive research on that blog, as it seems to be the authoritative source on the web for all crimes Boeing:
Whistleblowers Front and Center at Tomorrow's FAA Hearing
FAA whistleblowers are going to be the stars of the show at tomorrow's marathon House Transportation Committee hearing on the cozy relationship between the FAA and major airlines.
Here is the hearing's first panel:
Mr. Charalambe "Bobby" Boutris
Aviation Safety Inspector and Boeing 737-700 Partial Program Manager for aircraft maintenance.
Southwest Airlines (SWA) Certificate Management Office (CMO)
Mr. Douglas E. Peters
Aviation Safety Inspector and Boeing 757 Partial Program Manager
American Airlines Certification Unit, AMR CMO
Mr, Michael C. Mills
Assistant Manager, Dallas Fort Worth Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)
Mr. Paul E. Cotti
Supervisor, American Eagle Airworthiness Unit, AMR CMO
Mr. Robert A. Naccache
Ret, Assistant Manager, SWA CMO
Mr. Terry D. Lambert
Manager, Safety and Analysis Group, Flight Standards Division, FAA Southwest Region
According to USA Today:
Government officials have blocked enforcement of safety rules at major airlines for years because they have a cozy relationship with the companies, according to the testimony of U.S. inspectors who will appear before Congress Thursday.
The testimony alleges for the first time that inspectors have been pressured by Federal Aviation Administration officials to change findings or to soft-pedal enforcement actions for
several of the nation's largest airlines, including Northwest, United, and Continental. The controversy over the FAA's oversight has so far involved only Southwest Airlines.
The inspectors claim FAA officials were often more concerned with airline profit margins than safety and made them work under the specter of intimidation, according to the testimony, provided to USA TODAY.
Thursday's hearing before the House Transportation Committee was prompted by two whistle-blowers who charged that their bosses at the FAA had prevented them from enforcing serious safety matters at Southwest a year ago
The FAA issued a $10.2 million fine against Southwest last month for intentionally flying jets
that had not received critical inspections and acknowledged that its inspectors had not acted properly.
In other aviation safety oversight news, in Washington state, jurors continue to deliberate the fate of former Boeing quality assurance inspector Gerald Eastman. Eastman, after raising concerns about the safety risks of what he felt were lax inspections of planes, went to the press with internal Boeing information. Eastman's actions were discovered by Boeing investigators and he is being prosecuted for stealing Boeing proprietary information. He states his motive was simply to bring to light safety concerns of public interest which were not being addressed.
Given the recent Transportation Department Inspector General report which verifies that there are problems with Boeing and other major aerospace manufacturers' quality assurance systems, it might be worthwhile for the House Transportation Committee to take a look at Eastman's case and others as a possible subject matter for a future hearing.
-- Nick Schwellenbach
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With your help, we will get this long festering corrupt arm of the FAA that over-looks the fraud at Boeing "cut off" and "re-grown" with an honest, stronger, vastly more effective, and finally independent "arm" of the FAA that will serve their public safety mandate only, and not, as in the past, serve Boeing's bottom line and their own post-FAA retirement financial interests instead.
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