One Level of Safety Has Not Been Achieved

Cargo carriers fly the same routes, airports, and runways as passenger planes.  Achieving full compliance from cargo carriers with new pilot fatigue rules is a top ALPA priority.

Experts: Airline safety standards still inconsistent
By Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune reporter
March 21, 2012

One consistent level of safety across the entire airline industry — from regional jets to large mainline carriers to air cargo operations — has not been achieved three years after the warning sign delivered when tired and poorly skilled pilots crashed their commuter plane in New York, experts told a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday.

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