ALPA Urges Pilot Fatigue Reform In Canada

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has urged Canada to follow the United States’ lead in modernising pilot fatigue rules. A new flight- and duty-time rule went into effect in the US on January 4. The association says pilots in Canada are “still operating under grossly outdated flight- and duty-time regulations”. Despite a unanimous recommendation by Transport Canada’s Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC) Technical Committee in November 2012 for the Civil Aviation Regulatory Committee to review a report by the CARAC Flight Crew Fatigue Management Working Group, progress has stalled. “We urge Transport Canada to make the process for updating these regulations a top priority to meet the standard set by the new regulations in the United States,” commented ALPA.

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