查看完整版本 : [repost] EASA open to relaxation of single-pilot rules for commercial aviation

vladimirweiss10 2021-2-19 12:52 AM

[url=https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/easa-open-to-relaxation-of-single-pilot-rules-for-commercial-aviation/142031.article]https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/easa-open-to-relaxation-of-single-pilot-rules-for-commercial-aviation/142031.article[/url]


EASA is considering the potential for some relaxation of the rules which currently restrict single-pilot operations in commercial aviation.
“We believe that this could be implemented quite soon, typically for phases of the flight when you don’t necessarily need two pilots in the cockpit,” said the agency’s executive director Patrick Ky during a media roundtable on 19 January.
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Source: Skycolors/ShutterstockEASA’s rules stipulate that on-duty crew members ”shall remain at the assigned station, unless absence is necessary for the performance of duties in connection with the operations or for physiological  needs” – such as a toilet break – ”provided at least one suitably qualified pilot remains at the controls of the aircraft at all times.”
By Ky says it “might make sense” to change those regulations to permit just one pilot on the flightdeck during the cruise while the other rests.
But safety systems would also have to be introduced to ensure that “if there is any problem there is no unsafe condition”.
Although EASA is examining its implications, a more significant relaxation of the rules allowing single-pilot operations for the entire flight is further away, says Ky.
In case of crew incapacitation, advanced autonomous systems would need to be in place to “fly the aircraft without a pilot being in command”, he says.
“It is bringing in a lot of other questions. I don’t think we are there yet but it is certainly an area of interest for everyone.”
While pilot incapacitation is one concern, an additional worry stems from the Germanwings tragedy in 2015 in which the co-pilot deliberately flew an Airbus A320 into a mountainside after locking the captain out of the cockpit.
In the wake of that crash, EASA introduced guidance around cockpit occupancy, although largely left decisions down to individual operators.
Airbus has previously said it is invesigating the possibility of making its next-generation aircraft single-pilot capable; [url=https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/acubed-works-toward-single-pilot-a320-replacement-begins-autonomy-development-flights/139951.article]its Acubed innovation arm is also advancing the development of autonomous flight technology[/url].
In addition, Deutsche Aircraft intends to make its D328eco regional turboprop suitable for single-pilot operations.



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ssccoo 2021-6-17 03:12 AM

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國泰航空(0293)在疫情下極力削減成本,據路透報道,最新一招是將駕駛長途航班的機師人數,由目前3至4人,縮減至1至2人。路透指出,國泰與空中巴士正合作研究在A350客機上採用由單一機師駕駛的新系統,以削減航空人員成本,並計劃最快在2025年開始採用。

報道引述國泰回覆指,確認正在研發有關系統,但未有正式採用的計劃,並指如要正式使用,需要進行大量測試、機師培訓及經過監管機構審批,強調「不會就安全性作出妥協」。

目前A350客機採用雙機師共同駕駛系統,並由3至4名機師輪班駕駛,倘系統研發成功,在只需1名機師駕駛下,可減少至1至2名機師輪班。報道指,漢莎航空(Lufthansa)目前亦同樣正在開發單一機師駕駛系統,惟該公司在回覆路透查詢時表示,目前未有計劃正式採用該系統。

:o轉頭就有人應機:smile_43:

SLGO 2021-6-17 10:09 AM

疫情下航空從業員包括機師生生計已大不如前,而家加埋自動系統真係雪上加霜。航空公司角度而言,絕對係嚴重虧蝕下嘅一個好消息,尤其嗰啲已經炒左一堆機師嗰啲公司。
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