FAA Says Fatigue Regs For Cargo Pilots Would Cost Too Much

Law360, Washington (November 24, 2015, 4:38 PM EST) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday asked the D.C. Circuit to quash a challenge from cargo plane pilots protesting the agency's decision not include them among the pilots covered by new mandatory rest period rules, saying officials had made a sound decision based on a thorough cost-benefit analysis.

Asking the court to deny a request by the Independent Pilots Association for a review of the agency's rule, the agency said the cost analysis was appropriate and revealed that including cargo plane pilots in the new rules would have resulted in more than $440 million in net costs.

"The [FAA] Administrator acted...

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