Canada exempts small airlines from pilot fatigue rules

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore August 12, 2015 15:38

Canada exempts small airlines from pilot fatigue rules

Transport Canada has made smaller carriers exempt for rules on pilot fatigue. In a filing in the Canada Gazette, the regulator said it plans to cap duty time at nine to 13 hours depending on when shifts start, down from 14 hours, among other scheduling limits.
The changes still apply to bigger airlines, however, which is a turnaround from the September draft which would have applied the exemption to the whole industry. Changes to rules for smaller carriers, such as commuter airlines, air taxis and operators that use aircraft to do aerial work, are expected to be issued soon as part of a future regulatory proposal.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore August 12, 2015 15:38