RAA Acknowledges Pilot Training Rule Announcement

Washington, D.C.-November 5, 2013--Today’s announcement about the Pilot Training Rule rulemaking by FAA Administrator Huerta follows the best safety and training practices regional airlines have already put into place.  “This is a good example where rulemaking has moved to catch up to the continually improving safety practices in place today at many airlines,” said RAA President Roger Cohen. “This rule further underscores that the entire U.S. commercial aviation industry operates by one level of safety,” added Cohen.

Founded in 1975, Washington, D.C.-based RAA provides a wide array of technical, government relations and public relations services for regional airlines. With safety as its highest priority, the association's 29 member airlines and nearly 200 associate members represent the key decision-makers of this vital sector of the commercial aviation industry. With more than 13,000 regional airline flights every day, regional airlines operate half of the nation’s scheduled flights with nearly 75 percent of U.S. airports relying on regional airlines exclusively.