Fighting Pilot Fatigue on Military Charter Flights

Civilian pilots who transport troops put in long hours on little sleep.  Not enough military planes and pilots to transport U.S. troops means that 87 percent of personnel flown around the globe are carried by civilian charter airlines. For years, pilot unions and safety advocates have sought to reform what they call outdated work rules, particularly for charter airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a proposed rule that would reduce the number of hours pilots can fly and increase the amount of rest they get between long trips. This article highlights the fatigue as important cause of military transport  accidents

 

** Fighting Pilot Fatigue on Military Charter Flights

     Alan Levin / Bloomberg Bussinessweek РAir Safety 27-10-2011

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