FAA rejects proposal to cut required pilot training hours

The Federal Aviation Administration rejected Republic Airways’ proposal to slash the variety of hours its pilots would want to change into co-pilots.

Pilots at present want not less than 1,500 hours of expertise to fly a industrial airliner.

Republic Airways reportedly needed to FAA to chop the requirement to 750 for pilots who graduated from its Raise Academy. That may be on par with the necessities for pilots who’ve navy expertise.

The FAA reportedly concluded that Raise Academy doesn’t present sufficient coaching to allow a discount in flight expertise.

Republic Airways says it operates 1,000 flights per day in 100 U.S. cities. It’s a regional provider for American, Delta, and United.

The Regional Airline Affiliation supported Republic Airways’ proposal. Nevertheless, the biggest pilot’s union on the planet, the Air Line Pilots Affiliation, opposed the change in coaching hours.

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