Update: The Federal Aviation Administration's Call to Action on Airline Safety and Pilot Training, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, February 4, 2010 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of Jerry F. Costello: "I welcome everyone to the Aviation Subcommittee hearing for an Update on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Call to Action on Airline Safety and Pilot Training. I would like to especially welcome the family members of Flight 3407, some of whom are with us today. [...] I want to discuss the status of several key FAA safety initiatives discussed in the 'Call to Action' final report. First, in 1995, the FAA proposed a fatigue rule based on the recommendations of an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). We have waited 15 years and we are still waiting for a final rule. Last year, the FAA withdrew the 1995 proposal, formed another ARC, and planned to publish another fatigue proposal by the end of 2009. Yet, we are now being told that the FAA's date to publish a rule has already slipped to Spring of 2010." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jerry F. Costello, Chairman, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; James L. Oberstar, Chairman, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration; and Calvin L. Scovel, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation.
S. Hrg. 111-86; Senate Hearing 111-86
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