Stop Government Funding of Single-Piloted Commercial Aircraft
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that includes a provision (H.R. 4 Section 744) to take pilots out of the cockpit and develop a program of single-piloted commercial operations. This effort poses significant aviation risks and undermines the safety of air transportation—and we need your help with our latest Call to Action!
Airline aircraft are designed for more than one pilot on the flight deck because safety and operations require it. A minimum two-person flight crew is necessary to manage the flight deck workload and protect against the potential incapacitation of one pilot. Placing a second crewmember in a remote location would jeopardize the quality of crew resource management and crew coordination. It would also put the lives of people on the aircraft—and on the ground—at great risk.
The Senate is currently considering its version of the FAA reauthorization bill. We must ensure that Congress makes the right decision and removes this dangerous provision before any bill passes the Senate. Submit this Call to Action to urge your Senators and Members of Congress to protect aviation safety and airline pilot careers.