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FAA to issue rules aimed at tired airline pilots

FAA: Ray Lahood

Nearly three years after the deadly crash of a regional airliner flown by two exhausted pilots, the Federal Aviation Administration is releasing rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued.

Senh: It all came down to money for people in the airline industry. "Too costly for safety benefits" was the reason why many of these safety rules weren't implemented in the past. I don't mind paying a little bit more for peace of mind. I don't want a tired pilot flying the airplane I'm seating in.


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