http://hometownsource.com/2012/04/17/rep-cravaack-introduces-bipartisan-aviation-reform-legislation/ Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Chip Cravaack (R-MN) and Tim Bishop (D-NY) on Monday, April 16 introduced H.R. 4350, the Safe Skies Act of 2012. Importantly, the bill would ensure that pilot rest requirements apply to all cargo air operations. Following the Colgan Air Flight 3407 crash on February 12, 2009, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed a rule to address pilot fatigue for passenger flights using extensive scientific study, hearings, and industry feedback. The rule, which requires eight hours of rest between shifts, was finalized on Jan. 4, 2012. The rule is scheduled go into effect Jan. 14, 2014, but exempts cargo pilots.