The EU has scientific evidence showing that its current pilot fatigue law is potentially unsafe.
But this evidence is not reflected in the latest proposal for new EU-wide flight time limits for pilots and cabin crew, issued on 1 Oct. 2012 by the European Aviation Safety Agency. Instead, the proposal reflects the commercial interest of the airlines which lobbied strongly for lax fatigue rules.
If not changed, the new rules will reduce safety levels in several EU countries, e.g. by allowing a pilot to land a plane after having been awake for over 22 hours.
The EU Commission must change EASA’s proposal, base it on scientific evidence and make your safety as a passenger their Number One Priority!