Home » ASN News
EASA Task Force on Germanwings crash calls for better checks on crew members
17 July 2015

The EASA-led Task Force on the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 submitted their report to the European Commission, primarily calling for better checks on crew members.

The Task Force was assembled in May 2015 at the request of EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, to analyse the preliminary findings of the crash investigation to assess the adequacy of European air safety and security rules.

The Task Force issued six recommendations:

  1. The principle of ‘two persons in the cockpit at all time’ should be maintained.
  2. Pilots should undergo a psychological evaluation before entering airline service.
  3. Airlines should run a random drugs and alcohol programme.
  4. Robust programme for oversight of aeromedical examiners should be established.
  5. A European aeromedical data repository should be created.
  6. Pilot support systems should be implemented within airlines.

More information: