KLM will implement EASA recommendation
EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) has just issued a safety information bulletin (SIB), following the accident of Germanwings flight 9525 and pending the outcome of the technical investigation.
The safety of our passengers and crew members always comes first. We will take great care when implementing the recommendation to keep two crew members in the cockpit at all times. Additionally, we will continue with our own risk analysis – for which the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) provides leeway – in order to chart new risks even more effectively and search for even better solutions.
The Agency recommends the operators to issue a safety and security risks assessment in order to require at least two persons in the flight crew compartment or guarantee an equivalent safety level.
As previously announced, this recommendation followed a consultation of operators including Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Both KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France will implement the recommendations of EASA as soon as possible.