Articles by Brenda Johnson

FAA Expands Number Of Flight Hours Required for Commercial Airline Co-Pilot Certification

by Brenda Johnson | July 12th, 2013

On Wednesday, the FAA announced that it is finalizing new rules requiring 1500 hours in flight time in order for a pilot to be certified as co-pilots in U.S. passenger and cargo flights.    The rule change has been in the works since 2010, and was spurred by families who lost loved ones in the 2009 […]

Pilot and Train Operator Fatigue — Is It Taken Seriously Enough?

by Brenda Johnson | March 8th, 2012

A poll recently conducted by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) revealed that many transportation professionals struggle with sleepiness on the job, and that it affects public safety in serious ways.   The NSF’s 2012 Sleep in America poll is the first to ask professional pilots and train operators about their sleep habits, and the responses are […]