FAA Finalizes Overhaul Of Pilot Fatigue Rule

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 4:51 PM EST) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday unveiled a final rule that overhauls commercial passenger airline pilot scheduling to give pilots more time to rest and prevent dangerous fatigue.

The new rules, which were largely developed in response to a Colgan Air crash in New York in February 2009 that killed 50 people, places weekly and 28-day limits on the amount of time a pilot may be assigned any type of flight duty to address cumulative fatigue.

The newly finalized rules also sets a 10-hour minimum rest...
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