Sammies finalist developed new system for airport runway safety

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As sophisticated as air transportation has become, the most basic mistakes can still occur. Take for example the time an Alaska Airlines flight landed using a taxiway, not the runway. That prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to turn to Emily Banuelos. She led a team that developed a whole new system as a team manager for the runway safety group at the FAA. She’s also a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. Hear more about her work on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.


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