Babbitt "vows major rewrite of fatigue rules"

jonjuan

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Sorry, couldn't find a link, but this was just released from the FAA and reported on CNBC as breaking news.
Said "To expect big changes in commuter scheduling rules." Babbitt is Calling on major airlines to help boost commuter safety."
Sounds like he's going to be quite proactive. Standby....
 

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I'll believe it when I see it.

Besides, why is he singling out "commuters". Why not make changes for
the majors too? I know the answer: Window Dressing by the FAA to make
the flying public feel safe and the media to back off.
 

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Sorry, couldn't find a link, but this was just released from the FAA and reported on CNBC as breaking news.
Said "To expect big changes in commuter scheduling rules." Babbitt is Calling on major airlines to help boost commuter safety."
Sounds like he's going to be quite proactive. Standby....
That's all good and fine but the whole airline system (read not just commuter airlines) need an overhaul with regards to combating fatigue!

This is beginning to smell like the ATA has once again succeeded in squelching safety in the name of profitt.
 
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I had better work rules and duty limits at express then I do now at CAL... My duty days are longer at CAL... CAL might be a major but the work rules are on par with the comuters!
 

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Hmmm..."commuters" as in regionals, or "commuters" as in EVERYONE commuting to work?
 

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It's going to be interesting to see how they define what a regional is. Many regionals are considered majors by DOT definitions.

What happened to the FAA's "One level of safety?"
 

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I was thinking the same thing. Probably regionals.
maybe both. "commuters to work" is on their agenda too according to one of our chiefs. Rumor is feds hoping for commuters must be in base 12 hrs prior to trip. But all those guys who drive to work are so rested .... right!
 
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