Japanese airlines to retain an employee doctor

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 17, 2016 17:20

Japanese airlines to retain an employee doctor

From January 2017, commercial airlines operating in Japan will be required to employ a doctor to monitor the health of pilots and other crew members under new rules from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The change comes on the back of the Germanwings fatal crash in 2015 which was deliberately crashed by the co-pilot, who had a mental illness.

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways already employ specially trained doctors, all other airlines are now required to do so and implement regular staff health checkup systems.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 17, 2016 17:20