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FAA rejects airline request to hire less experienced pilots



3 minute read, and Sully chimes in here (via LinkedIn)

Capt. Sully Sullenberger
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Keynote Speaker | Safety Expert | Author | Pilot | Former U.S. Ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization
15h • 15 hours ago

I'm very glad that the Federal Aviation Administration has ensured the safety of the traveling public by wisely denying the waiver request by Republic Airways to cut in half the pilot experience requirement.

U.S. airlines have attained an extraordinarily good safety record, with no fatal crashes in more than 13 and a half years.

Now is not the time to weaken essential #safety standards. We must instead work hard to maintain or improve them.

David Koenig expands on FAA’s efforts in a recent article in The Associated Press.


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