The US Congress attached sweeping aviation safety reform legislation, including a requirement that all Part 121 pilots accumulate at least 1,500 hr. of flight time before operating a commercial flight, to its latest short-term FAA funding extension passed on Friday. President Barack Obama was expected to sign the measure, which will keep FAA funded through Sept. 30, into law over the weekend. While members of Congress once again failed to reach consensus on a broad FAA reauthorization ...

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