FAA pushed on pilot-fatigue rules for private jets

10/25/2010 | USA Today

While Washington struggles with regulations ensuring proper rest for commercial airline pilots, the issue of fatigue has been largely overlooked for pilots who fly more than 11,000 private jets, according to USA TODAY. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has urged private operators to voluntarily adopt stricter flight guidelines, and the agency says its pilot-fatigue rules will eventually be extended to charter aircraft companies. Meanwhile, the National Business Aviation Association says many private operators already have to enforce rules that are stricter than federal guidelines.

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