The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has formed a panel aimed at improving the safety and reliability of the nation's air traffic system after several close calls on airport runways during takeoffs and landings. 

“We are committed to maintaining the safest period in U.S. aviation history,” Acting Administrator Billy Nolen said. “This team will strengthen our ongoing safety efforts and identify specific investments we can make to bolster the National Airspace System.” 

The FAA National Airspace System Safety Review will produce concrete recommendations to improve safety. The agency has already taken some actions, including rules aimed at making sure supervisors have their full attention devoted to airfield operations during peak hours.

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