US FAA on Friday issued its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on pilot flight time, duty and rest requirements, setting the stage for the likely adoption of new regulations that call for flight deck crew at US airlines to get more rest time and spend fewer hours on duty. The NPRM explicitly states that Part 121 airlines and pilots will have "joint responsibility…for making sure flight crew members are working a reasonable number of hours, getting sufficient sleep ...

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