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Flight and Duty Time Limits PDF Print E-mail

Notice of Proposed Rule Making Issued: 9/3/10

Final Rule Due: 8/1/11

Description: Section 212 - Requires FAA Administrator to conduct rulemaking establishing new flight and duty time regulations, requires all part 121 carriers to submit a Fatigue Risk  Management Plan (FRM) for Administrator approval, and directs a study on commuting, with findings to be incorporated into fatigue rulemaking.

Timelines: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on new flight and duty time regulations to be issued no later than 2/1/11, with final rule by 8/1/11. Air Carrier FRM plans required to be submitted to FAA by 11/1/10. The Administrator has 12 months to review plans, and then carriers must submit updates every 2 years. FAA must arrange a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study on commuting by 10/1/10, a preliminary report is due to FAA by 12/1/10, and final report due by 5/1/11.

Status: The FAA issued a final rule on flight and duty time on December 21, 2011.  A synopsis of the final rule can be found here and the complete text of the ruling can be found here.

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