Air Transport World

A nobel venture to watch. (commuter/regional airline safety in question) (column)

A NOBLE VENTURE TO WATCH Why do the media-their reporters, feature writers, editorial-policy executives and television-news producers-imply high risk to passengers traveling aboard one or more of the 150 commuter/regional airlines of the U.S. air-transportation system?

Anther equally important question: Why do the commuter-airline managements seemingly do nothing to counter such damaging implications that are piped along to the public via television networks and printed-paper headlines?

The answer to the former is simple: It is a recognized fact of life that humans develop confidence in things and practices they understand and are apprehensive in unnatural environments associated with everyday pursuits. …

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