More and more mistakes are made by civilian pilots
Over the past months, dozens of incidents have been recorded around the world. The reason for this state of affairs is the coronavirus pandemic.
The pilots of the world’s airlines, returning to work after a long break due to the coronavirus pandemic, are making more and more mistakes in the air. About it informs Bloomberg agency, citing company employees.
As an example, the publication told about some of the incidents that have occurred in the United States in recent months.
So, the pilot of one of the American airlines, returning to the cockpit after a forced downtime, forgot to start the second engine of his aircraft for takeoff. This error could have ended in disaster if he had not interrupted the flight.
Another pilot, after a seven-month pause in work, while approaching landing, realized too late that he had not released the landing gear, and was forced to go around, being only 240 meters from the runway.
And recently, the captain of the aircraft, having sat at the helm for the first time in six months, after taking off from the airport directed the plane in the wrong direction.
As the publication points out, these are far from all cases confidentially reported by pilots in a narrow-profile database, which is designed to identify emerging security threats. In each of the incidents, the crew blamed their company for the lack of flights during the pandemic.
“This is a really critical situation. The last thing the industry needs now is an accident,” Bloomberg quoted Deutsche Lufthansa AG pilot Uwe Harter, who has not flown since February 2020, as quoted by Bloomberg.
According to the pilot, some airlines provide pilots with appropriate retraining, but most offer “the bare minimum” or do nothing at all.
The agency recalled that last year the aviation industry lost $ 138 billion, with another 52 billion in losses expected in 2021.
As reported, in August, major Australian airline Qantas announced its intention to send about 2.5 thousand employees on vacation at your own expense. The leadership took such a step because of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.