NTSB: Lowest Number of ‘Open’ Recommendations

 - January 29, 2007, 10:25 AM

For the first time since 1975, the number of safety recommendations classified as “open” has dipped below 1,000, the NTSB said last month. Of the 989 open recommendations, 335 are related to aviation and 339 to highway transportation.
The remainder covered marine, pipeline, rail and intermodal transportation. Two high-priority aviation recommendations recently closed called for better terrain depictions on charts and new ATC rules to help reduce runway incursions. Since its inception in 1967, the Safety Board has issued more than 12,100 recommendations, of which 82 percent have been implemented.