New FAA proposal could mandate more rest for pilots, but airlines worry about the cost
Broad changes to pilot-fatigue regulations proposed by the FAA could have major financial and scheduling effects on the U.S. airline industry. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced the notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM) on Sept. 10, opening a 60-day comment period. After the Colgan Air accident last year, in which pilot fatigue is thought to be a factor, and in the wake of congressional hearings on the matter, the FAA convened an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) comprising ...
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