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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.29.09)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"The Transport Canada rule is eight hours, but we have that additional buffer for safety reasons. The bottom line is that pilots are not supposed to have a drink for 12 hours before they operate an aircraft."

Source: Air Canada spokesperson, Peter Fitzpatrick, explaining the regs around alcohol consumption for the airline, as well as for Transport Canada... after one of the airline's pilots was removed from a B777 flight on suspicion of alcohol abuse.

FMI: www.aircanada.com

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