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FAA moving to toughen pilot-fatigue rules

The FAA is taking unusually quick action under new administrator Randy Babbitt to standardize rules for airline-pilot fatigue. The NTSB has cited fatigue as a contributing factor in recent plane crashes, including the Colgan Air disaster near Buffalo in February that killed 50 people. Here's more on what Babbitt, a former airline pilot himself, yesterday called on the airlines to do.

FAA moving to toughen pilot-fatigue rules

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The FAA is taking unusually quick action under new administrator Randy Babbitt to standardize rules for airline-pilot fatigue. The NTSB has cited fatigue as a contributing factor in recent plane crashes, including the Colgan Air disaster near Buffalo in February that killed 50 people. Here's more on what Babbitt, a former airline pilot himself, yesterday called on the airlines to do.

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