FAA bill sets co-pilot minimum flight time at 800 hours

03/18/2010 | Buffalo News (N.Y.), The

The Senate has approved an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill that would boost required flight experience for new airline co-pilots to 800 hours, up from the current standard of 250 hours. Some airline safety advocates had been pushing for a 1,500-hour limit, but Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the amendment's sponsor, said he simply "didn't have the votes" for such a drastic increase.

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