UPS pilots suing FAA; don't want to fly tired
WASHINGTON – — (AP) - United Parcel Service pilots have gone to court hoping to make the government include them under new rules designed to ensure pilots aren't too sleepy to fly.
Their union, the Independent Pilots Association, filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday, one day after the new rules for passenger airline pilots were announced. Cargo carriers are exempt from the rules.
The FAA said forcing cargo carriers to reduce the number of hours their pilots can fly would be too costly when compared with the safety benefits.
The UPS pilots want a court order making the FAA include them, too.