Airlines In Canada ‘On The Precipice Of Something Bad,’ Say Critics

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Critics of pilot testing fear a major aviation incident if Transport Canada does not take over all competency exams for commercial pilots.

New numbers show pilots are failing twice as often when they're being tested by Transport Canada inspectors, compared to the regular tests by other commercial pilots.

“If there was ever a time for Transport Canada to get into the cockpits, to get back to providing oversight, to get back to providing checks on a regular basis, the time is now,” said Greg McConnell, national chair of the Canadian Federal Pilots Association (CFPA), which represents government pilots and inspectors.

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