12/28/2011

The union representing FedEx Express pilots said it is "outraged" that cargo pilots were excluded from new pilot-fatigue rules. However, the union did not say whether it would join the union representing UPS pilots in a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration. "Cargo aircraft operate into the same airspace, into the same crowded airports surrounded by millions of homes and face the same challenges every other professional aviator encounters on a 24-hour basis," said Scott Stratton, the chairman of the FedEx union.

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