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FAA issues final rule on pilot fatigue
21 December 2011

FAA issues final rule on pilot fatigue

21 December 2011

The U.S.  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule that overhauls commercial passenger airline pilot scheduling to ensure pilots have a longer opportunity for rest before they enter the cockpit. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was pleased with the new rule but also voiced concerns on the limitation to Part 121 carriers. Fatigue has […]

U.S. FAA revises proposal to enhance airline training programs

11 May 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a substantial and wide-ranging overhaul of air carrier crew training. The supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) addresses comments from the January 2009 proposal and provisions laid out in the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010. Responding to a congressional mandate, the proposed requirements reflect […]

Cabin crew stop ‘drunk’ pilots from flying

15 March 2011

The cabin crew of Aéromexico Flight AM 657 stopped their flight crew from flying because they seemed drunk. The incident happened on March 12, 2011 while flight AM657 was being prepared for departure from San Juan (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica to Mexico City. According to authorities the co-pilot tested positive for alcohol while the captain refused to do […]