Regardless of the current crisis, many would-be commercial pilots lack the aptitude to get an airline job. One aviation veteran believes changes to the system are needed – in Europe at least – before the sector starts to recruit again.
A fatal accident involving an Atlas Air freighter has exposed a lack of progress in getting operators to compile and share data about pilot training performance, despite a 2010 mandate to boost safety.
German investigators have attributed a serious airprox incident, in which a Lufthansa Airbus A321 crew failed to see a glider, to a decision allowing the jet to descend into Class E airspace during its approach to Hamburg.
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