WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about the federal government shutdown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Federal Aviation Administration is recalling to work employees who register new planes. Those employees have not been recalled.
A corrected version of the story is below:
FAA brings back some workers as shutdown drags on
FAA brings back some furloughed safety inspectors, other workers as partial shutdown drags on
By JOAN LOWY
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration officials say 800 furloughed employees, including some safety inspectors, are being asked to return to work this week despite no end in sight to the partial government shutdown.
The recalled workers include about 600 inspectors and other safety employees in the agency's Flight Standards office. The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union says that's less than a quarter of all furloughed Flight Standards inspectors. The inspectors check to see whether airlines are maintaining their planes according to FAA rules, among other duties.
Also being recalled are 200 engineers, inspectors and safety staff who approve new plane designs and equipment. Manufacturers of small planes and business jets say the shutdown threatens to halt $1.38 billion in near-term deliveries of new planes.
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