Global Pilots: Germanwings Accident Investigation Fails to Meet International Standards

MADRID--()--Gathering for their 70th Annual Conference, representatives of over 100,000 airline pilots from around the world have expressed their great concern about the accident investigation into Germanwings flight 4U9525 so far.

Pilots are dedicated to safety every single day. The only way flying will remain the safest way to travel is to strictly adhere to internationally agreed standards.

Effective recommendations to prevent similar tragedies can only be obtained from a final accident report, not from piecemeal evidence released or leaked during the process of investigation. The drafting of such recommendations can only result from a combined effort by investigators, regulators, the aviation industry and the community of pilots.

IFALPA urges the French Authorities to fully adhere to the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

The full Conference Statement of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) can be viewed and downloaded here.

Note to Editors: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations represents in excess of 100,000 pilots in more than 100 countries world-wide. IFALPA’s mission is to be the global voice of airline pilots, promoting the highest level of aviation safety and security world-wide and providing services, support and representation to all of its Member Associations.

See the Federation website www.ifalpa.org

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Anna Lou
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
+1 514-419-1191
annalou@ifalpa.org

Contacts

IFALPA
Anna Lou
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
+1 514-419-1191
annalou@ifalpa.org