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.