FAA is reconsidering its exemption for cargo carriers from its pilot flight time, duty and rest regulations, conceding that it made “errors” in developing its justification for the exemption. FAA finalized strict new fatigue rules for pilots late last year, but cargo pilots were not included in the new regulations. The Independent Pilots Assn. (IPA), representing about 2,700 United Parcel Service (UPS) pilots, challenged the exemption in court (ATW Daily News, Dec. 23, 2011). ...

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