Maintaining U.S. Planes At A High Level

A recent BUSINESS WEEK article wrongly suggests that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification and testing requirements for aircraft-maintenance personnel are lax ("A greater threat than terrorism?" Government, Sept. 9). There are many who find this conclusion flawed, including the more than 400,000 maintenance personnel who meet the FAA's rigorous qualifications to work on the aircraft that safely transport more than 500 million Americans over 500 billion miles each year.

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