Says The FAA Should 'Reexamine The Rationale' For Some
The Allied Pilots Association (APA) has characterized some of
the FAA's proposed new flight and duty time regulations for pilots
as "a big step backwards" and urged the agency to rework certain
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In Recommendations To The EASA, Board Cites Rudder Problems
Encountered Before AA Airbus Went Down
The NTSB recently issued a safety recommendation to the European
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involving an American Airlines Airbus near JFK. Flight 587, which
was flying to the Dominican Republic, went down in the Belle Harbor
neighborhood of Queens.
"We are pleased that the FAA has undertaken the
long-overdue process of reviewing and revising flight and duty time
rules for commercial airline pilots... However, we urge the
FAA to reexamine the rationale for some of the proposed changes.
While some of the FAA's proposed new rules would enhance safety,
others would represent a big step backwards."
Source: APA President Captain David Bates,
responding to a recent FAA NPRM regarding crew duty times and
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