Polishing Up Safety At Usair

CAN A RETIRED GENERAL burnish USAir's tattered image? On Nov. 21, the airline announced the appointment of Robert Oaks, a former commander-in-chief of the U.S. Air Force in Europe, to oversee safety procedures. It also hired PRC Aviation of Tucson to audit flight operations. The moves follow USAir crashes in July and September, in which 169 people died. The carrier estimates it lost $40 million in bookings in that quarter, and reported a $363 million loss in the first nine months of 1994.

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