RAA statement in response to Fatigue Aviation Rulemaking Committee announcement
Monday, September 13, 2010
Posted by: Admin
Click here to read the Proposed Rule in the Federal Register- September 14, 2010
RAA statement in response to Fatigue Aviation Rulemaking Committee announcement.
“RAA and its member airlines have been active leaders in the Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) since it began, and support the approach that would allow pilots more rest and give airlines the flexibility to integrate fatigue science into their scheduling practices. In fact, RAA’s pro-active Strategic Safety Initiative launched in June, 2009 has studied and recommended many actions responding to these challenges.
RAA’s member airlines, which provide more than half the nation’s scheduled passenger flights, look forward to continuing these critical efforts with the FAA and all stakeholders throughout the rulemaking process.”
With safety as its highest priority, the Regional Airline Association (RAA) represents regional airlines before legislative and regulatory agencies, and also provides a wide array of technical, educational, and promotional support to regional airlines and their supply company partners. RAA’s 31 member airlines operate one half of all U.S. scheduled passenger flights and carry more than one in five domestic passengers. RAA members serve more than 600 U.S. airports, and some 75 percent of those airports depend on regional airlines, exclusively, for their only source of scheduled air service.