FAA planning better mental health measures

A US advisory panel is calling for enhanced measures to spot and treat mentally ill airline pilots in an attempt to prevent last year’s suicide by a Germanwings pilot, according to a Bloomberg report.

A group of industry and union officials and medical experts appointed by the Federal Aviation Administration is understood to want better training for doctors who review pilots’ fitness for duty and more measures at airlines to encourage pilots with psychological issues to come forward and receive treatment.


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