Senators angry with FAA over pilot-fatigue rules

Federal Aviation Admnistration officials were sharply rebuked at at Senate committee hearing over delays in writing new rules designed to reduce fatigue for airline pilots. In a process that is all too common at FAA, an agency administrator said it's taking longer than expected to come up with new rules on an urgent safety issue, one brought to light by the Colgan Air regional jet crash last winter near Buffalo. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D., N.D.) asked how many more lives it will take before FAA acts and vowed to hector the agency for an answer. Read more at this link.