General aviation groups are calling on FAA to use the formal rulemaking process if it plans to pursue a requirement for obese pilots to be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), noting that Congress has mandated formal rulemaking processes for attempts at imposing similar requirements in other forms of transportation. FAA plans to soon roll out a policy requiring pilots and controllers with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more to be screened for OSA before obtaining a medical ...
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