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US Appeals Court Backs FAA Pilot Flight-Time Rules  
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

"WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Federal Aviation Administration can enforce rules that limit pilots to a 16-hour work day, including unexpected delays, a federal appeals court ruled Friday."

More at:http://biz.yahoo.com/djus/020531/200205311245000547_1.html

I always thought the max a pilot can work a day is 14 hours. Did they change that?


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User currently offlineDe727ups From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

FAA rules are 16 hours on duty....the ATA has always wanted that to be extendable do to unforseen circumstance. Fortunately, most union contracts have tighter limits. Hopefully, the FAA will tighten these limits even more, which is currently under consideration. Of course...the airline managements will fight against any changes.

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