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There have been a 178.
Whistle blower disclosures from FAA employees since 2007 in 89 of them were directly tied to aviation safety.
The Office of Special Counsel which protects whistle blowers were for 44 those cases to the DOT for investigation and all but five.
Were substantiated but now special counsel says that the FAA's taken in adequate steps to correct the concerns of their employees who have reported.
That first responders helicopters don't have proper night vision equipment.
That air traffic controllers in the New York area are sleeping and using personal computers at work.
That small planes leaving new Jersey's Peterborough airport are allowed to fly to close to the weight.
Of Newark liberty airports bigger jets that Delta's maintenance program with insufficient that unauthorized aircraft.
Frequently fly into our airspace near Puerto Rico that there are inconsistent rules for operations on parallel runways and the Detroit metropolitan airport uses faulty wind instruments.
Four of those seven things needed to be reported more than once and the US special counsel says preventative measures could be far more effective if the Department of Transportation listened to its own employees alarm bells and acted on them promptly.
While former managing director of the NTSB says -- if it really gets bad again.
Yes you're gonna have a situation where you start looking at Canada or Australia was privatized -- traffic control systems.
And they work fine for their part the DOT says that they take all whistle blower complaints seriously.
In Washington Peter Doocy -- Fox News.
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