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August 06, 2011

APA Calls For 'Immediate' Issuance Of Flight Time Duty Rules

Praises TSA For 'Known Crewmember' Program

The union representing pilots for American Airlines is calling for the federal government to proceed with the issuance of new flight- and duty time rules for commercial pilots without any further delay."Congress mandated an August 1, 2011 deadline for the issuance of long-needed revisions to regulations governing airline pilot flight- and duty-time and minimum rest requirements,” said Allied Pilots Association (APA) President Captain David Bates. “To help ensure the safety of the traveling public, these revised regulations must be issued now without further delay."

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Tiger Airways Court Hearing Adjourned With No Resolution

Suspension Of Certificate To Continue While Case Remains Unresolved

A scheduled Federal Court directions hearing on the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority's (CASA) application to continue the suspension of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd has been adjourned for a fifth time. A directions hearing was held on Friday, which was adjourned with no resolution of the matter until Thursday, August 11th 2011. The suspension continues while the matter is adjourned.

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