Lufthansa and Swiss Int. Airlines change cockpit rule today
The German airline company Lufthansa, which includes Swiss International Airlines, is scrapping the rule today that at least two people have to be in the cockpit at any time.
The rule was brought in across Europe in the wake of the German Wings crash when the co-pilot, who was alone on the flight deck at the time, deliberately crashed the aircraft killing all 150 on board in 2015.
The Swiss airline pilots association says it welcomes the rule change saying having two people in the cockpit at any time created additional risks – mainly the need to have the cockpit door open for longer and more often.