The Federal Aviation Administration’s main objective is to mitigate risk. This mentality, argues CGO Senior Director of Strategy and Research Christopher Koopman, can inhibit innovative thinking. For the U.S. to regain its place as an aviation innovator the FAA needs to accept innovative ideas and approaches that, in some cases, are accepting of risk.
Op-ed: The risk of risk aversion at the Federal Aviation Administration
By Christopher Koopman
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