For Immediate Release
February 2, 2010
In the past year, the FAA has driven significant improvements in pilot professionalism, training, and background checks. We will soon publish proposed federal rules to prevent pilot fatigue and further improve training. Airline passengers deserve an expertly trained and well rested crew, whether they are flying on a major or a regional jet. Pilots must be trained for the mission they are flying and the FAA already is working to further improve their professional qualifications. The FAA will review and evaluate today's NTSB recommendations to help determine what further actions may be needed.