On 1 Oct 2012, the European Aviation Safety Agency published a controversial proposal on EU Flight Time Limitations (FTL), which will put at risk the safety of European passengers.
Despite repeated calls for safe and science-based FTL rules to prevent air crew fatigue from endangering flight safety, EASA and the EU Commission are opting for a text that addresses the airlines’ commercial needs, but fails to protect passenger safety.
Under the new rules, pilots will be allowed to operate an aircraft and land after having been awake more than 22 hours. If this regulation is put in place, more than 38 000 pilots will soon have to be called "Captain Dead Tired".
We cannot wait for another accident before the EU wakes up and realises its rules are insufficient. We need safe rules now!
Only you can stop this. Sign the petition on www.dead-tired.eu.