CIOs Want Uncommunicative Air Carriers Grounded

Orlando, FL– October 5, 1999 — A new CIO KnowPulse sm poll, conducted by IDG’s CIO magazine, shows 74% of chief information officers (CIOs) and other business executives support Senator Christopher Dodd’s (D-CT) proposal to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dodd, vice-chairman of the United States Senate’s Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, reportedly recommends the FAA ground all air carriers that have failed to respond to an FAA survey on Y2K readiness by today, October 5, 1999. According to the Senate committee, Dodd plans to name non-responding carriers on the floor of the Senate later this afternoon. He will also reportedly introduce legislation on this matter.

Poll Result: Almost 2,000 of the nation’s 3,300 air carriers have not responded to an FAA survey about Y2K readiness. The vice-chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem says the FAA should ground carriers who do not answer the survey by October 5, 1999. Do you agree?

74% Yes

21% No

5% Unsure

Base: 188

Complete results of the CIO KnowPulse poll will be released tomorrow, October 6, 1999.

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