Rule increases training requirements for commercial pilots
Washington – Commercial aircraft pilots must undergo an increased amount of training, under a Federal Aviation Administration final rule announced Nov. 5.
Among the new training requirements:
- Preventing and recovering from stalls and upsets
- Taking off and landing during crosswinds with gusts
- Effective workload management of flight monitoring duties
Additionally, the new rule increases the amount of mandatory training pilots must perform while using flight simulators. It also requires new training and qualification standards for aircraft cabin crewmembers.
Air carriers will have five years to comply with most of the new pilot training requirements after the final rule goes into effect, which is expected to be March 12, 2014.