dimit Posted March 25, 2010 Report Share Posted March 25, 2010 I am sending the following letter to the officials listed. Please feel free to copy or modify the letter. I'm also sending a copy by email to all my helicoptering friends, and putting this post on the other Canadian helicopter forum. If we are serious about safety and fairness, we must get AME duty time limits. Thanks to Bullet Remington for the list of TC Standards officials. Thanks to each of you who takes a couple of minutes to fire off a few emails to help make this happen. Cheers, Dick Mitten The DIRECTOR , STANDARDS is Don Sherritt. He can be reached at: Don.Sherritt@tc.ga.ca Director General of Civil Aviation - Martin J. Eley; Martin.Eley@tc.gc.ca Regional Director , Pacific Region - David Nowzek - David.Nowzek@tc.gc.ca Regional Director, Prairie & Northern Region - Kate Fletcher- Kate.Fletcher@tc.gc.ca Acting Regional Director, Ontario Region- Joseph Swalek - Joseph.Swalek@tc.gc.ca Regional Director, Quebec Region- Diane Desmarais - email@example.com Regional Director, Atlantic Region - Arthur Allen- firstname.lastname@example.org March 25, 2010 Dear ____________, I am a commercial helicopter pilot, writing to encourage your support for aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) duty time limits. Pilot duty times are regulated to avoid acute and chronic fatigue, which are well recognized as significant contributing factors to aircraft accidents. If we are to take the SMS approach seriously, we must recognize the importance of the AME in the safety chain, and ensure that the system supports the best outcome from the AME’s work. When I strap myself into a helicopter and take responsibility for the lives of my passengers, the law requires that I have had ample opportunity for rest. I want the AMEs who worked on that machine to have the same opportunities. Please do everything you can to support and move forward the introduction of duty time limits for aircraft maintenance engineers. Sincerely, ____________________ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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