Colgan Air Flight

December 1, 2011 - 1:55am

A small uproar in pilot forums and AOPA “safety” blogs greeted the criticism by some former FAA and NTSB experts of the American and United pilots’ decisions to land at DCA when the sole air traffic cont

July 28, 2011 - 8:40am

Commuting practices among airline pilots could potentially contribute to fatigue, and because fatigue can reduce performance, pilots, airlines and the FAA should take steps to reduce the likelihood that commuting will pose a safety risk, according to a new report produced by the National Research Council (NRC).

May 24, 2011 - 11:12am

For the first time in the history of the Regional Airline Association (RAA), a sitting Department of Transportation Secretary attended the group’s annual convention this year.

May 2, 2011 - 5:48am
Search teams found the FDR memory unit from the Air France A330 that crashed ...

U.S. scheduled airlines have gone three years out of four without suffering a fatal accident, the last coming in February 2009, when the crash of a Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 outside Buffalo killed 50. Preliminary statistics released by the NTSB on April 20 show that scheduled Part 121 airlines recorded 26 accidents last year all told.

January 29, 2011 - 7:00am

Revised rules for flight, duty and rest times for Part 121 flight crews are still several months away, according to the FAA. The agency received more than 1,000 comments on a proposal issued in September to modify the regulations governing how long pilots are on and off the job.

September 28, 2010 - 11:41am

The FAA last month proposed new pilot duty-time limitations and rest requirements for Part 121 carriers that stand to alter scheduling practices and hiring needs profoundly across the U.S. airline industry.

September 10, 2010 - 10:29am

The FAA today proposed new pilot duty-time limitations and rest requirements for Part 121 carriers that stand to profoundly alter scheduling practices and hiring needs across the U.S. airline industry.

September 3, 2010 - 5:16am

Faced with leaving for vacation without passing an FAA reauthorization bill that would tighten pilot training rules, lawmakers stripped those provisions from the main bill and added them to the 15th short-term extension of funding, taxes and programs for the agency.

August 26, 2010 - 12:25pm

Faced with leaving for vacation without passing an FAA reauthorization bill that would tighten pilot training rules, lawmakers stripped those provisions from the main bill and added them to the 15th short-term extension of funding, taxes and programs for the agency.

August 3, 2010 - 1:04pm

Faced with leaving for vacation without passing an FAA reauthorization bill that would tighten pilot training rules, lawmakers last week stripped those provisions from the main bill and added them to a 15th extension of the funding and programs for the agency.

 
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