Dozens of Airports Improve Safety Standards

As part of a two-month industry-wide effort to improve aircraft safety on the ground, several dozen airports painted brighter runway markings, airlines began new pilot training and regulators agreed to order clearer taxiing instructions.

The acting Federal Aviation Administrator reported on the progress on the emergency push after several near-misses at airports and one tragic incident here in Kentucky.

That's when Comair Flight 5191 took off from a runway in Lexington that was too short in August of last year.

49 people died and only the co-pilot survived the crash.

The FAA has yet to implement all the recommendations from the Lexington crash. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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