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Audit Initiated of FAA Regulations and Airline Policies Regarding Crew Rest Requirements and Fatigue Issues Federal Aviation Administration

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The Office of Inspector General plans to begin an audit of FAA regulations and airline policies governing crew rest requirements and pilot fatigue. We are conducting this review at the request of the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security. Our audit objectives are to (1) identify FAA regulations and airline policies on crew rest requirements and fatigue issues, including the role of pilots’ domicile and duty locations; (2) determine how FAA and airlines enforce these regulations and policies; and (3) assess how FAA and airlines update those policies and procedures to ensure they address changing conditions within the aviation industry.