Wednesday, November 13, 2013

FAA Final Rule to Improve Pilot Training

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a final rule that will improve training for commercial air carrier pilots and enhance safety operations. The final rule requires:
  • ground and flight training that enables pilots to prevent and recover from aircraft stalls and upsets;
  • air carriers to use data to track remedial training for pilots with performance deficiencies, such as failing a proficiency check or unsatisfactory performance during flight training;
  • training for more effective pilot monitoring;
  • enhanced runway safety procedures;
  • expanded crosswind training, including training for wind gusts.
According to FAA, air carriers will have 5 years to comply with the rule's pilot training provisions. Visit FAA's website for more information.