One of the most widely respected pilots in the entire country has partnered with a former National Transportation Safety Board chairman to pen an editorial for the Wall Street Journal focused on fatigued pilot regulations set to kick in at the beginning of next year. That rule will impose benchmarks on sleep that pilots of commercial passenger planes will need to meet in order to be allowed to legally fly a plane. The measure excludes cargo pilots, but the aforementioned authors think that exclusion is a mistake. They believe that cargo pilots should be subject to the same rules as other pilots in light of the numerous demands placed on such pilots and a need to offer equal fatigue protection across the board.
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