Rethink urged on pilots' hours

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:895

Regulations about duty periods and rest for airline crews that were due to have been introduced last week by the Joint Aviation Authorities, the body that brings together European civil aviation authorities, have been postponed. The proposed regulations were less stringent than current British regulations and had been widely criticised.

Their introduction has been postponed to give the Joint Aviation Authorities time to consider a report produced by a scientific working group for the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which the US Federal Aviation …

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