Aviation: Working Hours

Transport written question – answered on 15th March 2011.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Civil Aviation Authority will maintain separate and enhanced flight time limitations for airline pilots following the implementation of the European Aviation Safety Agency's Europe-wide regulations.

Photo of Stephen Lloyd Stephen Lloyd Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will establish separate UK flight time limitations for airline pilots following the implementation of the European Aviation Safety Agency's regulations on the same subject.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland Conservative, South Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Civil Aviation Authority will maintain separate and enhanced flight time limitations for airline pilots following the implementation of Europe-wide regulations by the European Aviation Safety Agency.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

The European Aviation Safety Agency published draft legislation for consultation on 20 December 2010. The consultation closes on 20 March. The Civil Aviation Authority is currently reviewing the proposals. We will respond to the consultation once it has completed its review.

Once EASA's final requirements are adopted as EU law there will be no scope for member states to establish separate national requirements.

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