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Examination of Witnesses

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 21st February 2012.

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Gaynor McLaughlin: I sincerely hope so, because we are banking on it doing that. The CAA has a lot of expertise, particularly in investigation, which it can bring to looking at the causes of particular problems, and it is much more likely to produce the right solutions. At the moment, with the current regulatory approach, we have this “direct and inspect”. We are finding symptoms and we are treating symptoms, but the underlying causes just carry on.