Are airlines doing enough to support their pilots and react better to signs that they are not coping?
Today Hetti Barkworth-Nanton was interviewed on Radio 5 Live discussing the similarities between the cases of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot that crashed his Germanwings flight sadly killing all on board, and that of BA pilot Rob Brown who tragically murdered Joanna Simpson on 31st October 2010.
Hetti raises the point that are airlines really doing enough to assess their pilots and could they be doing more to support their pilots and react better to signs of somebody not coping.
Huge steps have been taken to address the terrorist threat and now is the time for airlines and the aviation industry as a whole to step up and reassure the public that action is being taken to learn the lessons from these two cases and others to prevent further loss of innocent lives through the actions of a small number of murderous individuals.
You can listen to the interview herehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b05ns61f at 2 hours and 38 minutes into the programme.