Thursday, July 09, 2009

FAA to Strengthen Airline Safety Rules

Spurred by the fatal Colgan Air crash near Buffalo, New York, in February, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to tighten its regulations, coming up with new flight and rest rules for airlines and requiring that airlines obtain all available FAA pilot records, among other actions. Denver will play host to one of a series of 10 regional safety forums, where the FAA hopes to discuss new practices that it wants airlines to adopt by July 31. Read the Denver Post article here.

In a June 24 press release, the FAA claimed that it would establish an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to develop recommendations for an FAA rule by September 1. On the FAA's website you can find synopses of airplane accidents such as the Colgan Air crash. You can find current FAA regulations here.

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