Air France’s letter to its pilots telling them essentially to move on and not get involved in the AF447 blame-game has not gone down well. The biggest of the pilots unions there, SNPL, issued this response under the heading An Unacceptable Letter. It’s my translation – feel free to offer alternatives.
The SNPL ALPA Air
This letter is unacceptable because it suggests, in a denial of reality,the sole responsibility of the situation described lies with the pilots.
In an amalgamation between the AF447 accident and certain operationalincidents, the management of Air
This letter crystallizes the pilots’ loss of confidence in themanagement of their company, and particularly to the authors of the letter andthose who approved it.
In pointing only to the line pilots, the management demonstrates itsinability and unwillingness to accept any challenge.
The SNPL had demanded this overall questioning in the aftermath of AF447 bycalling for an external audit. The management of Air
In view of the autism of the Air France management as evidenced by thisletter, SNPL Air