Seven US airlines late last month filed suit in the US Court of Appeals seeking to reverse a new FAA rule requiring pilots to take additional rest following nonstop flights longer than 16 hr. The carriers--American Airlines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, JetBlue Airways, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and Evergreen International Airlines--claimed that FAA "bypassed the rulemaking process" and "deprived stakeholders with expertise on the underlying safety issues the ...

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