As noted here, there is a need for novel approaches to the oft-cited shortage of pilots. This space has actively encouraged initiatives from aviation to fill this anticipated void.
There are examples of foreign entities coming to the US to train their foreign crews. One association has announced a special task force to develop new ideas . The linked article points to a joint management/labor approach.
enhanced commuting and schedule flexibility. That provision may increase the potential pool of women and men who manipulate the controls, BUT it may also exacerbate a very serious problem.
As reminded recently by a question posed by Rep. Coble in a recent Aviation Subcommittee hearing, the FAA’s rationale for tightening the rules applicable to duty time was the fatigue of the crew of the Colgan Air Crash . Depending on how the contract terms are written, adding to commuting flexibility could actually exacerbate the problem. As recognized in a speech by the FAA Deputy Administrator , the responsibility to assure that a crewmember presents herself or himself for duty in a state prepared for the flight schedule is borne by the professionals who then flies the aircraft.
Hopefully the IBTAD has a program like that presented by ALPA which prepares their members for their personal duties when they declare themselves ready for flight.Share this article: