Industry presents FAA with proposed overhaul of crew rest rules

A group of experts drawn from the airline industry and pilots unions have agreed to new guidelines on pilot rest, The Wall Street Journal reports. The sweeping recommendations presented to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt on Wednesday would replace uniform limits with more flexible rules to take into account such factors as number of flight segments and time of day when capping pilots' workload. The FAA must now review the proposed new guidelines, and could move to implement any final industry rules on this issue at the end of next year.

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