- pilot shortage can be solved
- transition to …
- attack on safety –
Airline pilots are protesting against suggestion that the nation’s pilot shortage can be solved by a transition to single-pilot cockpits, calling the plan an attack on safety.
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says the two-pilot cockpit is a key component of the safety infrastructure that makes U.S. commercial aviation so safe. Nevertheless, the study of single-pilot operation of cargo aircraft is still on the table in the US Senate.
- we will never compromise safety
- core mission
ALPA, which represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines, asked its members to contact members of Congress and the Senate to express opposition, writing on its Facebook page,
“We must ensure there are always two pilots in aircraft. We will never compromise safety, the core mission and vision of ALPA and our pilots since 1931.”
- remote pilots on the ground
- interact with …
- effective cockpit resource management
- ready to take over in case of an emergency
ALPA argues that remote pilots on the ground would not be able to interact with pilots in the air in a manner that promotes effective cockpit resource management. Airlines, meanwhile, envision a future where single-pilot airliners take to the skies with automated systems and remote humans ready to take over in case of an emergency.
Inspired by: ‘Airline Pilots Unite Against Single-Pilot Cargo Aircraft Proposal’, flyingmag.com
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