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Old 08-30-2009, 09:49 AM   #10  
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The committee that is deciding the new duty restrictions will have their last meeting this coming week. Sounds like so far the unions and the industry are pretty close on agreeing on the same rules. There will not be any more 16 hr duty days, they are going to have 2 separate max duty. One will be 12 hrs for day flying, and one will be 9 hrs for night flying due to your body being in circadian low.

People can get upset and say, "i can work way more than 12 hrs or 9 hrs." But this committee is using the facts, and using fatigue studies to come up with safe and responsible work hours.

So far this is only suppose to affect the 121 carriers, but there are some that are trying to make sure it gets to the 135 carriers too; ONE LEVEL OF SAFETY.
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