The US House of Representatives this week overwhelmingly passed legislation to revamp regulations for hiring and training pilots, the result of Congressional concern sparked by the February crash of a Colgan Air Q400 that killed 50 people near Buffalo. The Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009, sponsored by aviation subcommittee Chairman Jerry Costello (D-Ill.), cleared the House by a 409-11 vote. "At the heart of [the bill] is the need to ensure that our commercial ...

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