Friday, August 7, 2009
As noted on the blog earlier this week, see "Pilots, Pay, and Regulatory Reform," critical attention is being paid to the living and working conditions of U.S. pilots (primarily those working for low-cost carriers). The Federal Aviation Administration, in turn, is contemplating revising its decades-old pilot rest and working hours rules. Now the U.S. Senate has stepped in on the matter. See Sholnn Freeman, Senate Hearing Examines Pilots' Living Conditions, Wash. Post, Aug. 7, 2009 (available here).
A full webcast of the proceeding along with copies of the opening remarks offered by the airline representatives on hand is available through the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation website here.