Linda Schneider Presenting at the ABA National Institute on Aviation Litigation

Linda Schneider Aviation Attorney ABA

Tressler attorney Linda Schneider will be speaking on a panel titled "The Looming Pilot Shortage: Myth, Reality, and Colgan Flight 3407" at the American Bar Association's (ABA) National Institute on Aviation Litigation on Thursday, June 9th.

When: Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 3:30 CST
Where: Virtual Event
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About the Session:

In response to the Colgan Flight 3407, Congress mandated 1500 hours to hold an Air Transport Certificate to fly commercial air carriers. Safety critics and the airline industry argued then, and now, that flight hours had nothing to do with the Colgan crash, and that it is likely to have unintended consequences in contributing to a pilot shortage. In this panel, we’ll examine:

  • Current efforts, including Republic’s request for exemption from the 1500-hour rule, to cut the requirement in half, or 750 hours, or allow time in commercial aircraft simulators with upset recovery conditions, to replace straight-and-level flying hours in piston-engine aircraft.
  • The effect of the 1500-hour rule on pilot salaries, small- and mid-sized community service, and diversity in the work force.
  • The nexus between 1500 hours and safety improvements in the commercial aviation system.
  • The positions and arguments of pilots unions, regional air carriers, airlines, and victims’  family organizations in seeking legislative or regulatory change in the wake of major tragedies.

Linda Schneider Tressler LLP

About Linda Schneider

Linda is a partner in the Litigation practice at Tressler LLP. She concentrates her practice in the areas of aviation, product and general civil litigation. She has represented clients in commercial and general aviation matters, including issues of flight instruction, aircraft maintenance and rebuild, component part design and performance, and alleged airline and airport negligence, as well as matters involving the NTSB and the FAA. She has been involved in litigation arising out of the ValuJet Flight 592, Comair Flight 3272, Comair Flight 5191 and Concorde crashes, the Southwest Flight 1248 overrun at Midway Airport, and many other commercial and general aviation accidents and incidents.

About the National Institute on Aviation Litigation

The ABA National Institute on Aviation Litigation began more than 25 years ago with the intent to deliver educational content as well as qualified guidance in the field of Aviation Litigation. Our distinguished faculty highlight current developments in aviation law from the defense and plaintiff sides, as well as from the viewpoint of federal agencies. Click here to learn more.

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