On Air Now
The Breakfast Show

The Breakfast Show

6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Stay in touch with Mark via sms (dial 939 and start your message with "WRS") ...
Listen Live
Just Played
Kids in Mind

Kids in Mind

9:40 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
 
Next on WRS

Lufthansa and Swiss Int. Airlines change cockpit rule today

National News // May 1, 2017

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.

Wikipedia Lufthansa and Swiss Int. Airlines change cockpit rule today

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.

 

Related articles

Search