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How a crash may change airline pilot regs

Inquirer airline reporter Linda Loyd has a good followup in the paper today about what has changed, and what could change further, with new rules proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration for airline pilots. The crash of a Colgan Air flight near Buffalo last year, apparently caused by pilot error, was the impetus for the regulatory action. Airlines have already changed some procedures and would have to change others, making sure pilots get adequate rest between flights and are better trained. Read Loyd's story here ...

How a crash may change airline pilot regs

Inquirer airline reporter Linda Loyd has a good followup in the paper today about what has changed, and what could change further, with new rules proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration for airline pilots. The crash of a Colgan Air flight near Buffalo last year, apparently caused by pilot error, was the impetus for the regulatory action. Airlines have already changed some procedures and would have to change others, making sure pilots get adequate rest between flights and are better trained. Read Loyd's story 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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