|SEC. 204. FAA Task Force On Air Carrier Safety And Pilot Training|
The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall establish
a special task force to be known as the FAA Task Force on Air Carrier
Safety and Pilot Training (in this section referred to as the `Task
The Task Force shall consist of members appointed by the Administrator
and shall include air carrier representatives, labor union
representatives, and aviation safety experts with knowledge of foreign
and domestic regulatory requirements for flight crewmember education and
(c) Duties- The
duties of the Task Force shall include, at a minimum, evaluating best
practices in the air carrier industry and providing recommendations in
the following areas:
(1) Air carrier
management responsibilities for flight crewmember education and support.
crewmember professional standards.
crewmember training standards and performance.
(4) Mentoring and
information sharing between air carriers.
(d) Report- Not
later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, and before
the last day of each one-year period thereafter until termination of the
Task Force, the Task Force shall submit to the Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and
the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a
(1) the progress
of the Task Force in identifying best practices in the air carrier
(2) the progress
of air carriers and labor unions in implementing the best practices
identified by the Task Force;
recommendations of the Task Force, if any, for legislative or regulatory
(4) the progress
of air carriers and labor unions in implementing training-related,
nonregulatory actions recommended by the Administrator; and
(5) the progress
of air carriers in developing specific programs to share safety data and
ensure implementation of the most effective safety practices.
The Task Force shall terminate on September 30, 2012.
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