An “influential industry committee” voted Thursday to recommend that the FAA eliminate or scale back dozens of aviation safety rules, including one on airline pilot qualifications.
The committee says that the recommendations come in response to President Donald Trump’s directives to cut government regulations.
Currently, commercial airline pilots must have 1500 hours’ flight time to get their commercial airline pilot’s license. The committee recommends allowing licensing with less than 1500 “if they receive acceptable academic training from their airline.”
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