Delta Air Lines reinstates safety program

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines says it has agreed with its
pilots and the Federal Aviation Administration to reinstate a
voluntary program for pilots to report safety concerns.

The Aviation Safety Action Program was established to provide
better information about flight operations by identifying and
resolving potential hazards and human errors.

In December, Delta and American Airlines cited an inability to
reach agreements with pilot groups in suspending their programs
that allow pilots to admit mistakes without fear of being punished.

The FAA praised the agreement between Delta and the Air Line
Pilots Association and urged US Airways, American Airlines and the
labor unions that represent the airlines' employees to resolve
their differences and reinstate reporting programs.

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