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Finally: FAA issues pilot fatigue, rest rules

Almost three years after the deadly Colgan/Continental Express crash near Buffalo, caused by the actions of a fatigued pilot crew, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued final rules for how much rest pilots must have between flights. Airlines fought hard against the new standards while families of victims of the Colgan crash (50 killed on the plane and the ground) lobbied Congress and the FAA relentlessly for their adoption. Read more about the new rules here ....

Finally: FAA issues pilot fatigue, rest rules

Almost three years after the deadly Colgan/Continental Express crash near Buffalo, caused by the actions of a fatigued pilot crew, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued final rules for how much rest pilots must have between flights. Airlines fought hard against the new standards while families of victims of the Colgan crash (50 killed on the plane and the ground) lobbied Congress and the FAA relentlessly for their adoption. Read more about the new rules 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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