Senator Schumer calls on FAA to change fatigue regulations

February 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: The Wall Street Journal

ALBANY, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer warned on Sunday that national air safety regulations proposed after an airliner crashed into a house near Buffalo two years ago are being watered down in Washington.

Schumer, D-N.Y., told The Associated Press that he will call on the Federal Aviation Administration to fight what he says are industry efforts to weaken the August 2010 regulations. The rules are aimed at keeping drowsy or overworked pilots out of cockpits. [Full story]


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