FAA Announces New Requirements For Commercial Co-PilotsThe regulations require first officers to have at least 1,500 hours of flying experience. Airline captains are already required to have at least 1,500 hours. Previously, first officers were only required to have 250 hours of flight time.
2009 Buffalo Crash Inspires Federal Government To Rethink Airline Pilot FatigueThe federal government announced new regulations Wednesday to keep tired pilots out of the cockpit. The new rules were prompted by a deadly accident involving a plane that took off from Newark Liberty International Airport in 2009.
Sen. Schumer Says Pilot Safety Regs Being WeakenedSen. Charles Schumer of New York warned on Sunday that national air safety regulations proposed after a Buffalo airliner crash two years ago are being watered down in Washington.

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