Aviation Safety: Better Guidance and Training Needed on Providing Files on Pilots' Background Information

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DIANE Publishing, Nov 1, 2002 - Transportation - 126 pages
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In 1996, Congress enacted the Pilot Records Improvement Act to keep unsafe pilots out of the cockpits of commercial aircraft. This study was performed to determine: (1) whether air carries have complied with the act by requesting and receiving key documents about pilots' qualifications, performance, and training from the Federal Aviation Admin. (FAA), the National Driver Register, and other carriers and whether these documents have been provided on time; (2) whether carriers are aware of requirements for protecting pilots' rights; (3) what FAA has done to oversee compliance with the act; and (4) whether carriers believe the act has helped them make pilot-hiring decisions. Charts and tables.

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