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Pilot inattention one of safety issues being studied by NTSB

Board is considering five new aviation Safety Alerts
March 11, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet tomorrow to consider five Safety Alerts aimed at reducing the number of general aviation accidents. A Safety Alert is a brief information sheet that pinpoints a particular safety issue and offers practical remedies to address the hazard.


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FAA cracks down on pilots using personal digital devices during flights

Distraction causes safety concerns
January 18, 2013

Pilots won't be allowed to use smartphones or laptop computers for non-work purposes -- like surfing the web or sending emails - under a rule being proposed by the Federal Aviation Authority. At issue: potentially dangerous distractions, such as a 2009 incident in which two Northwest Airlines pilots flew 150 miles past their destination because they were engrossed in using their laptop computers for personal activities.


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New poll highlights fatigue danger in transportation

March 5, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says a new poll about the role of sleepiness and errors should serve as a "wake up call" for the transportation industry.


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Cargo pilots want in on FAA's new anti-fatigue rule

December 22, 2011

A pilots union has mounted a legal challenge to the FAA's exclusion of cargo operations from the final flight and duty time rule issued yesterday.


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