Aviation: Working Hours

Transport written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her policy is on the adoption by the UK of European Aviation Safety Agency flight time limitations without the incorporation of (a) a 30 minute reduction in flight duty period (FDP) for each sector after the first and a reduction in FDP of twice the sleep lost due to early rising and (b) other scientific recommendations in the Appendix to the Comment Response Document to NPA 2010-14.

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

holding answer 2 July 2012

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is still considering the responses to its consultation. We will consider our position, taking into account advice from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), once a final set of rules has been proposed. We will not support EASA's proposals if they do not provide an adequate level of protection against fatigue.

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