Transport Canada updates flight-time/duty-time regulations

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 14, 2018 14:46

Transport Canada updates flight-time/duty-time regulations

Transport Canada’s new flight- and duty-time regulations for professional pilots in Canada (view here https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2018/12/overview-of-the-new-regulations-on-flight-crew-fatigue-management.html) have been welcomed by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), which calls it long-overdue.

“We’ve worked diligently to secure updated science-based, flight- and duty-time regulations which for years has been one of the most important aviation safety issues for flight crews in Canada,” said Capt. Dan Adamus, ALPA Canada President. “While the regulations announced today do not address all of our concerns and recommendations, they are a significant improvement over the current rules and will improve aviation safety.”

“These regulations bring Canada in line with the rest of the world and above all, improve safety for passengers and flight crews alike,” added Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA International President. “Flying while fatigued is simply unsafe. These new rules will give pilots and operators the guidance they need to ensure the crew are fully rested before reporting for duty.”

ALPA says that it will continue to work with industry and government stakeholders to advocate for future safety enhancements that help ensure a safe and robust commercial aviation system in Canada.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 14, 2018 14:46