FAA Denies Republic Proposal to Cut Pilot Training Hours

DALLAS – Indianapolis-based Republic Airways (YX) has been denied its controversial request to allow some of its newer flight crew to obtain their pilot’s licences with just 750 flying hours.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is sticking to its 2013 ruling, which requires airline pilots to have 1,500 flying hours.

Pilot Shortage


Republic made the exemption request in April to alleviate the shortage of qualified pilots. YX claims that the rule has only worsened the pilot shortage, leading to many flights being cancelled. The airline had hoped that a change in ruling would have allowed graduates from its pilot training read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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