A reduction in training mandates and the exclusion of cargo carriers account for a big part of a near 70% drop in the FAA’s 10-year industry cost estimates for its new, federally mandated crew rest requirements. The FAA is estimating the total nominal cost of the final rule, which was issued Dec. 22 but does not take full affect for two years, will be $390 million from 2013 to 2022. Under the rule as originally proposed in September 2010, FAA estimated a total nominal cost of nearly $1.3 ...


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