Business: New Rules for Pilots

To make jet flying safer, the airlines last week put in a new set of crew training rules. They came only after a year of arguing with the Federal Aviation Agency. FAA decided that since the transition from slower piston planes to tricky jets is much more demanding on pilots than a simple move up the ladder from one piston plane to a bigger one, the old training system was not good enough.

It costs $1,300 an hour to train a pilot on a jet, so the airlines are eager to train them as quickly...

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