Washington An FAA About-Face FAA, flooded by a wave of industry opposition that started with a tremor of protest, has agreed to drop a recently minted interpretation of its rule on what constitutes adequate rest for airline mechanics, thus reverting to a more flexible, widely accepted standard. The matter started with a May 2008 query from Pratt & Whitney (P&W) to FAA on how to apply Part 121.377 to the company's repair station employees. The rule's language calls for ...

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