FAA to step up scrutiny of United Airlines after recent incidents

By Thomson Reuters Mar 22, 2024 | 5:34 PM

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines said late on Friday that federal safety regulators will boost scrutiny of the airline in the next several weeks after a series of recent safety incidents.

United’s corporate safety vice president, Sasha Johnson, said in a memo that over the next several weeks employees will see more of a presence by the Federal Aviation Administration “in our operation as they begin to review some of our work processes, manuals and facilities.”

FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker told Reuters Tuesday that the agency was going to be looking at United more closely, saying that United CEO Scott Kirby “knows we’re going to be engaging a little more closely with them as we look into these.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson and Rajesh Kumar Singh; Editing by Leslie Adler)