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MOST WANTED Transportation Safety Improvements
Aviation Issue Areas
Icing - Red Button.
Unacceptable response
Reduce Dangers to Aircraft Flying in Icing Conditions
Action Needed by The Federal Aviation Administration
Use current research on freezing rain and large water droplets to revise the way aircraft are designed and approved for flight in icing conditions.

Conduct additional research with NASA to identify realistic ice accumulations and incorporate new information into aircraft certification and pilot training requirements.
Explosive Mixtures - Yellow Button.
Acceptable response,
progressing slowly
Eliminate Flammable Fuel/Air Vapors in Fuel Tanks on Transport Category Aircraft
Action Needed by The Federal Aviation Administration
Implement design changes to eliminate the vulnerabilities of flammable fuel/air vapors in all transport category aircraft.
Runway Incursions - Red Button.
Unacceptable response
Stop Runway Incursions/Ground Collisions of Aircraft
Action Needed by The Federal Aviation Administration
Give immediate warnings of probable collisions/incursions directly to flight crews in the cockpit.
Recorders - Red Button.
Unacceptable response
Improve Audio and Data Recorders/Require Video Recorders
Action Needed by The Federal Aviation Administration
Require cockpit voice recorders (CVRs) to retain at least 2 hours of audio.

Require back-up power sources so cockpit voice recorders collect an extra 10 minutes of data when an aircraft's main power fails.

Inspect and maintain data recorders yearly to make sure they operate properly.

Install video recorders in cockpits to give investigators more information to solve complex accidents.
Child Restraints - Red Button.
Unacceptable response
Require Restraint Systems for Children Under Age 2
Action Needed by The Federal Aviation Administration
Require infants and toddlers under age 2 to be safely restrained on takeoff, landing, and in turbulence.

Red button. = Unacceptable response
Yellow button. = Acceptable response, progressing slowly
Green button. = Acceptable response, progressing in a timely manner
White button. = Being assessed, classification code to be assigned soon

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