Seven airlines sue FAA over crew-rest regulations

01/5/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Five passenger airlines and two cargo carriers have sued the FAA over new regulations that require additional rest for crews on long-haul routes. American Airlines and Continental Airlines, the lead plaintiffs in the suit, argue that the regulations are both illegal and ineffective. The companies are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to review the rules, which impose "substantial burdens and costs" on the carriers.

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