LaHood to Meet With Cargo Airlines on U.S. Pilot Rule

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    LaHood to Meet With Cargo Airlines on U.S. Pilot Rule - Bloomberg

    The Independent Pilots Association, which represents UPS’s 2,600 pilots, filed suit Dec. 22 in an attempt to overturn the cargo exemption.
    Request Rejected

    The union, in a Jan. 19 letter it released by e-mail today, asked the Atlanta-based company to agree to operate under the new rules. The company turned down the request, union President Robert Travis said in a letter to LaHood today.

    “I applaud your initiative in seeking voluntary compliance from the all-cargo industry,” Travis said. “We agree that legitimate reasons do not exist for these carriers to operate outside of the new science-based pilot duty and rest rules.”