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USPS Pilots File Suit Against Fatigue Rule

On December 22, 2011, Firm client, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals challenging the FAA’s final rule on pilot flight and duty time.  IPA, who represents 2,700 pilots flying for the United States Parcel Service (USPS), specifically is challenging the FAA’s decision to exempt cargo carriers from the new rule.  According to IPA General Counsel William Trent, "The IPA seeks to have cargo operations included within the scope of the rule because of the safety benefits provided by the rule.  IPA does not seek to delay implementation of these important safety benefits to passenger operations.”  To learn more about IPA’s petition, visit IPA's website.