|SEC. 206. Flight Crewmember Mentoring Professional Development And Leadership|
(1) IN GENERAL-
The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall convene
an aviation rulemaking committee to develop procedures for each part 121
air carrier to take the following actions:
flight crewmember mentoring programs under which the air carrier will
pair highly experienced flight crewmembers who will serve as mentor
pilots and be paired with newly employed flight crewmembers.
flight crewmember professional development committees made up of air
carrier management and labor union or professional association
representatives to develop, administer, and oversee formal mentoring
programs of the carrier to assist flight crewmembers to reach their
maximum potential as safe, seasoned, and proficient flight crewmembers.
(C) Establish or
modify training programs to accommodate substantially different levels
and types of flight experience by newly employed flight crewmembers.
(D) Establish or
modify training programs for second-in-command flight crewmembers
attempting to qualify as pilot-in-command flight crewmembers for the
first time in a specific aircraft type and ensure that such programs
include leadership and command training.
(E) Ensure that
recurrent training for pilots in command includes leadership and command
(F) Such other
actions as the aviation rulemaking committee determines appropriate to
enhance flight crewmember professional development.
WITH STERILE COCKPIT RULE- Leadership and command training described in
paragraphs (1)(D) and (1)(E) shall include instruction on compliance
with flight crewmember duties under part 121.542 of title 14, Code of
(A) IN GENERAL- As
part of the rulemaking required by subsection (b), the Administrator
shall establish a streamlined review process for part 121 air carriers
that have in effect, as of the date of enactment of this Act, the
programs described in paragraph (1).
APPROVALS- Under the streamlined review process, the Administrator
(i) review the
programs of such part 121 air carriers to determine whether the programs
meet the requirements set forth in the final rule referred to in
subsection (b)(2); and
(ii) expedite the
approval of the programs that the Administrator determines meet such
The Administrator shall issue--
(1) not later than
one year after the date of enactment of this Act, a notice of proposed
rulemaking based on the recommendations of the aviation rulemaking
committee convened under subsection (a); and
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