Airlines push for single pilot operation, but Australians concerned

While airlines are currently required to have two or more pilots per flight, commercial airlines are trying to push for single pilot flights in order to cut costs.

A poll conducted by the Australian and International Pilots Association shows 89 per cent of Australians would feel less safe boarding a flight with one pilot controlling instead of two or more.

You can find out more about this issue on AIPA’s website¬†www.safetystartswith2.com

Image: Photo by Kelly https://www.pexels.com/photo/two-pilots-flying-an-airplane-2898316/

Produced By: Merced Hernandez

Featured In Story: Steve Cornell – Safety and Technical Director at the Australian and International Pilots Association

First aired on The Wire, Friday 10 November 2023