FAA Finalizes CRM for Part 135 Operators

 - January 31, 2011, 4:45 AM

The FAA finalized a rule that requires Part 135 operators to train pilots and flight attendants in crew resource management (CRM), finally responding to a 2003 NTSB recommendation. Under the final rule, unscheduled charter airlines, air taxis and other Part 135 operators must establish initial and recurrent CRM training for crewmembers within two years of the effective date. CRM training focuses on communication and interactions among pilots, flight attendants, operations and maintenance personnel, air traffic controllers, flight service stations and others. It also addresses single-pilot communications, decision-making and situational awareness.