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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-72-055
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Synopsis: INVESTIGATION OF THE AIR TAXI ACCIDENT OF CHICAGO & SOUTHERN AIRLINES, INC., ON OCTOBER 21, 1971, IN THE VICINITY OF PEORIA, ILLINOIS, DISCLOSED REGULATORY AREAS THAT REQUIRE CONSIDERATION FOR CORRECTIVE ACTION.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT: THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION REVISE FAR 135 TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE FLIGHT AND DUTY TIME LIMITATIONS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA72AZ004
Accident Reports: Chicago and Southern Airlines, Inc., Beech E18S (ATECO Westwind II) N51CS
Report #: AAR-72-15
Accident Date: 10/21/1971
Issue Date: 11/24/1971
Date Closed: 10/30/1981
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Fatigue

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 10/30/1981
Response: We are now informed that the proposal has significant drawbacks and that, in light of the president's executive order 12291 on federal regulations, the nprm has been withdrawn. We are also informed that the faa will reexamine its role in this safety area. The safety board's concern for the need to provide adequate flight time and duty time limitations dates back to recommendations made to the faa on november 7, 1962. Since we see no satisfactory resolution of these recommendations in the foreseeable future, we are classifying them in a closed--unacceptable action status.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 9/18/1981
Response: In february 17, 1981, the president issued executive order 12291 on federal regulations (46 fr 13193; february 19, 1981). Section 2 of the executive order specifies five general requirements for the rule making conducted by the federal government. These requirements will guide that faa rulemaking activity over the coming years. Considering faa's statutory mandate and executive order 12291, i have concluded that the pending rulemaking action should be withdrawn, an the withdrawal notice of may 8, 1981, is enclosed. My staff will reassess the faa safety role in this area, an approach will be established that defines the faa responsibility for regulating safety in air transportation. Other issues relative to labor management relations will be directed to unions and the airline companies for resolution.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/14/1979
Response: Open--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 2/7/1979
Response: FAA LTR IN RESPONSE TO NTSB 12/19/78 LETTER OF INQUIRY: THERE WERE A LARGE NUMBER OF COMMENTS ON NPRM 78-3. THESE COMMENTS ARE BEING REVIEWED WITH RESPECT TO FAR PARTS 121 AND 123 TO WHICH THEY APPLY, AND ALSO WITH RESPECT TO THEIR APPLICATION TO A PART 135 PROPOSAL. OUR POSITION WITH RESPECT TO THE DEFERRAL OF FLIGHT AND DUTY TIME LIMITATIONS IS THAT MANY OF THE CONCEPTS PRESENTED IN NPRM 78-3 ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE PROPOSED IN NOTICE 77-17. THE RESPONSES TO NOTICE 78-3 WILL BE HELPFUL IN COMPLETING THE PART 135 RULEMAKING ACTIONS.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 12/19/1978
Response: The safety board regrets the faa's deferred action. We believe that a requirement for a flight and duty time limitation is as important for operations under part 135 as it is for operations under part 121 and part 123. We request greater priority be given to resolve this old recommendation which is now placed in a open--unacceptable action status.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 10/27/1978
Response: FAA LTR: FROM THE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION PROVIDED IN FEDERAL REGISTER 10/10/78, THE FAA HAS DEFERRED ACTION FOR PART 135 OPERATORS UNTIL THE FLIGHT AND DUTY TIME LIMITATIONS GOVERNING PART 121 AND PART 123 OPERATORS UNDER NOTICE 78-3 IS RESOLVED. IN VIEW OF THE DEFERRAL, THE PRESENT REGULATION IS RETAINED.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 12/19/1972
Response: The safety board regrets the faa's deferred action. We believethat a requirement for a flight and duty time limitation is as important for operations under part 135 as it is for operations under part 121 and part 123. We request greater priority be given to resolve this old recommendation which is now placed in a open--unacceptable action status.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/25/1972
Response: FAA LTR: A RULEMAKING PROJECT IS UNDERWAY TO CONSIDER BRINGING THE PART 135 FLIGHT AND DUTY TIME LIMITATIONS MORE IN LINE WITH THOSE REQUIRED UNDER PART 121. RULE MAKING PROJECT UNDER DEVELOPMENT. DELAYED DUE TO ITEMS ADDED TO FAR 135 REVISIONS. 2/21/78 - FAA LTR REGARDING A-72-179: THIS WAS CONSIDERED AS PART OF THE FAR 135 REVIEW AND WAS WITHDRAWN.