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On February 12, 2009, at around 10:20 PM a Dash 8 Q400 operated by the regional airline Colgan Air for Continental Airlines crashed near Clarance Center, New York killing all 49 passengers and crew, plus one person on the ground. The investigation that followed identified many causes, but there was one area that made a big impact on US aviation laws – fatigue. Continue reading Canada’s pilot fatigue rules are changing… maybe
We are just under a week away from the new Canadian Liberal government announcing Justin Trudeau’s cabinet. When the cabinet is announced, it will be important to remind the new Minster of Transport, and your local MP, about how significant revisions to the current pilot fatigue rules are. Continue reading Tell your MP why fatigue rules are important
This September Transport Canada has finally tabled a proposal to change existing fatigue rules for flight crew. These new rules are meant to be more inline with the science of fatigue and follow the lead of other countries. Other countries that have already made changes to their fatigue rules include Australia, the United Sates, India, UAE, UK, and the EU… Continue reading Transport Canada Proposes New Fatigue Rules
Reduced Vertical Separation Minima, RVSM, is an established airspace that allow aircraft to operate between FL290 and FL410 at 1000′ vertical separation. Aircraft flying above FL410 must maintain 2000′ separation and aircraft below FL290 can maintain 1000′ separation regardless of RVSM. RVSM airspace is not available everywhere. Continue reading Understanding RVSM (Canada)