September 26, 2013
By Elizabeth A Tennyson
A little more than a year after the Pilot’s Bill of Rights took effect, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a final rule implementing many of the provisions of that law.
Under the rule issued Sept. 20, the NTSB adopted a series of changes to its Rules of Practice. The changes are designed to ensure that pilots facing enforcement actions are treated fairly and have timely access to information about their cases.
The NTSB will now be required to apply the same rules of evidence and procedure used in federal courts as a way to ensure the fairness of proceedings, including appeals.
For details see the following AOPA link: http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2013/September/26/ntsb-finalizes-rules-implementing-pilots-bill-of-rights.aspx