FAA all done with Y2K work

The US Federal Aviation Administration said it met its self-imposed deadline last Thursday on its year 2000 work, completing repairs and testing of its 65 air-traffic control systems.

But some airlines came in just short of meeting the same June 30 deadline, according to the Air Transport Association in Washington.

The trade association said 95 percent of the 108 passenger and cargo airlines it surveyed -- representing nearly all of the carriers in the US and Canada -- had completed remediation efforts on critical systems, said spokeswoman Sophie Bethune. All airlines expect to complete Y2K repairs by summer's end, she said. The group declined to release information about specific airlines.

The FAA's year 2000 work is being reviewed by the agency's inspector general, an independent contractor and the US General Accounting Office.

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