Cargo Pilots Might Get New Rest Rules After All

 - May 21, 2012, 4:00 PM

The FAA admitted in court on May 20 that there might have been flaws in the data the agency used to decide that cargo pilots should be excluded from new rest rules published last December.

The Independent Pilots Association (IPA), which represents the more than 2,600 pilots who fly for United Parcel Service, sued the Agency, asking that all Part 121 pilots be part of the new crew rest rules.

The FAA said it, “discovered errors in calculating the scope of costs associated with the implementation of the regulations [rest rules] for all cargo operations,” and that it plans to “reopen the record by issuing a supplemental regulatory evaluation strictly limited to the application of the new regulations to all-cargo operations.”