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Call to Action: FAA Reauthorization Section 744 - 4/20/18
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Call to Action: FAA Reauthorization Section 744 - 4/20/18

 

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April 20, 2018
Please take a few moments to read the message below and participate in this important Call to Action. We need every FedEx pilot to participate and tell Congress that a single pilot is not safe in commercial airline operations. 
Last week the House of Representatives released a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill (H.R. 4). The legislation is pilot-partisan, except for one section. The troublesome language (Section 744) was added by the Science Committee and directs a research and development program by NASA and FAA on single-piloted commercial cargo aircraft. This provision poses significant aviation risks and undermines the safety of our airspace. 
Air carriers are designed for more than one pilot in the flight deck because safety and operations dictate it. A two-person flight crew is necessary for the flight deck workload and also protects against the potential incapacitation of one pilot. Replacing the second on-board crewmember with one in a remote location would also jeopardize the quality of crew resource management and crew coordination.
Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) has offered an amendment to remove Section 744 and retain the safety of our aircraft. Please click here to let your representative know that a single pilot is not safe in commercial airline operations.
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