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Follow-up of Germanwings Flight 9525 accident – Survey on “2-person-in-the-cockpit” recommendation

EASA is seeking feedback from operators, pilots and cabin crew, authorities and other interested parties, to assess the effectiveness of the “2-person-in-the-cockpit” recommendation.

This recommendation was issued by an EASA Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) in March 2015. The SIB recommends at least two authorised persons to be in the flight crew compartment at all times, or other equivalent measures to be applied by the operator. The recommendation was based on the information available at the time following the Germanwings accident, and pending the outcome of the technical investigation by the French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA).

The Germanwings Task Force, in its report of July 2015, recommended to maintain the “2-persons-in-the-cockpit” recommendation, and to evaluate its benefits. This is the purpose of this survey.

To take part in the online survey, click here. The closing date for submission is 11 March 2016.