Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pilots Criticize Government Safety Plan

The association of Dutcht commercial pilots rejects the plan of deputy minister Wilma Mansveld, who wants to establish a website, managed by the United Nations, for which will provide safety information to pilots. Mansveld  developed this idea after the Malaysian airplane was shot down last year over Eastern Ukraine, which caused the deaths of almost 200 Dutch passengers. The Dutch pilots believe that the Netherlands is primarily responsible for providing information through its own institutions and such a website should be established only if necessary. The pilots say that an international website would take many years to establish, that accuracy will suffer from the diversity in systems between countries, and that due to its voluntary character, not all information will be made available.

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