The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday remodeled its Web site partly to direct users to its safety-related content.
"Safety and efficiency are at the center of what FAA does, and we've dedicated a What We Do promotional area on the home page to highlight this message," the site states.
The agency, which is under fire after the fatal crash of an FAA-regulated regional airliner in Buffalo, N.Y., also dedicated a Web page to "safety and efficiency." It provides users with a hotline and e-mail address to report aviation regulatory violations.
Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, D-N.D., at a Wednesday afternoon hearing of his Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee, said he is concerned about FAA's ability to prevent inexperienced, ill-prepared pilots from flying in icy weather or in planes with which they are unfamiliar.
The launch is part of an ongoing effort to improve the agency's Web presence, according to FAA.
On Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced they instructed employees to immediately concentrate inspections on training programs to ensure that regional airlines are complying with federal regulations.