Sleep apnea to figure in new FAA guidelines

10/21/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The FAA plans to address concerns over sleep apnea in its new regulations on pilot fatigue, according to spokeswoman Laura Brown. Her comments came after the NTSB urged bus and truck drivers, as well as ship captains, to be screened for the sleep disorder. The safety board initially recommended screening for airline pilots after an incident in January 2008.

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