Monday, 20 April 2015 - 10:17
KLM officially changes cockpit rule
KLM has formally implemented a new cockpit rule that states that two people have to be in the cockpit at all times, the airline announced. With this new rule, the airline is following the recommendation of EASA, the European service for aviation safety. EASA made this recommendation late in March, following the crash of the Germanwings flight where the co-pilot locked the captain out of the cockpit and crashed the plane. A spokesperson for the airline told NU that the rule was put in place three weeks ago. KLM subsidiary Transavia and French partner Air France also implemented the rule. KLM previously stated that it would wait for the results of the investigation into the Germanwings crash before changing the cockpit rules.