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Airlines told to check pilots' records better

The FAA invited airline executives to a meeting yesterday in Washington that comes from the investigation of the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo in February. The probe into the cause has focused on pilot fatigue and training, and a concern that the captain of the Colgan turboprop had failed some proficiency tests in the past. The FAA's new administrator, Randy Babbitt, a pilot himself and former head of the Air Line Pilots Association, is seeking to make airlines check their pilots records better. Read more here.

Airlines told to check pilots' records better

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The FAA invited airline executives to a meeting yesterday in Washington that comes from the investigation of the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo in February. The probe into the cause has focused on pilot fatigue and training, and a concern that the captain of the Colgan turboprop had failed some proficiency tests in the past. The FAA's new administrator, Randy Babbitt, a pilot himself and former head of the Air Line Pilots Association, is seeking to make airlines check their pilots records better. Read more here.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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