House aviation subcommittee members are signaling they expect regional airlines to meet a congressionally set Aug. 1, 2013, deadline for air carrier first officers to have airline transport pilot (ATP) certificates. During a hearing April 25, Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.), ranking member of the subcommittee, pressed for the number of regional airlines that have an approved plan in place to meet the ATP requirement. A U.S. Transportation Department Inspector General review found that more ...

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