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There's an alarming new report out on the air safety it turns out the most dangerous part of flying.
Could be before you even leave the ground.
According to the reporter of the reporting of New York Times newspaper today.
A plane or vehicle winds up on an active runway completely by accident.
Three times every day.
Times a year.
The times is reporting the number of close calls has stayed about the same even as the total number of flights has gone down is over a period of years.
The report comes as the Fed's release their findings on two near misses in Chicago last year in each case a regional jet at O'Hare international.
Came within several hundred feet of crashing into another point.
The pilots in both cases had to make last second maneuvers to avoid impact.
Michael Boyd is with us now he's head of Boyd group aviation -- -- -- see you thank you Michael.
Thank you -- Should -- -- -- worried about this.
Yeah I mean it that 1000 number that's just the ones we know what -- There are a lot of things to -- -- we don't know about our air traffic control system which include ground operations.
This so antiquated so understaffed and so under managed.
We're living on borrowed time.
And how did this get this wet I keep hearing about this new system I think as long as I've been in this business so 25 years.
You mean I've -- -- got this new system -- keeps coming but it never comes.
Well now we're calling it next -- it's really yesterday Janet and it's a scam they don't know really know what it's gonna do.
Look I have an article 1993 with the FAA so we'll have the -- by year 2000.
That is their confidence their constant mantra know the problem is we don't have accountability the FAA to fix it.
And until we get accountability.
And also get the airlines to start demanding it we're gonna have incidents like -- on the New York Times.
-- understand exactly what it is that this system needs.
If there's time for the golf.
Well it's real simple I mean in the air we need -- -- -- system what their plans go where they wanna go without putting them on line.
Like a highway and the system they have it's -- computerized that they're gonna.
Make -- satellite based rather than radar base that's not gonna fix and I think on the ground and -- -- a Kennedy Airport.
There are systems that can monitor where planes are all times that those are closer to fruition some are already in place but.
-- -- management the top of the FA that's not a political appointee that's unfortunately what we have there at the Department of Transportation.
Every top position in well the top positions in those two are strictly -- jobs.
Absolutely -- places I mean that the Department of Transportation that's the repository for -- that it.
And a better did.
-- the FAA has always been a place where they put people that don't know what they're doing with the with the exception of the one before the curtain went with -- pilot who nobody was doing but he's gone.
The reality of it is this the -- for politicians put somebody and forget about it it's sort of like in -- fire and forget how.
Michael Boyd -- this afternoon Michael thanks very much.
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