Pilot fatigue has been implicated in fatal airline crashes, yet even today, pilots are frequently required to be on duty for stretches of 18 hours or more without rest. A panel talks about why pilots often are not rested when they fly, the airlines’ new "alertness management" initiative, and proposed changes to FAA requirements.


  • Capt. Al Prest Vice president of operations for the Air Transport Association
  • Capt. Rand Harrell Air Line Pilots Association
  • Peggy Gilligan Deputy associate administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Dr. Mark Rosekind Alertness Solutions

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