•  In Dec. 2016 EASA published Opinion 14-2016, Opinion 9-2016 was published last August. Both documents shall help to prevent tragedies like the Germanwings Crash in March 2015.

    I was invited as an expert for clinical and avialtion psychology and pilot to take part in the EASA Germanwings Task Force. This way I had the opportunity to help develop useful measures for prevention and mitigation of risks. I could also see, what EASA finally decided – due to lack of qualified clinical aviation psychologists like me and very few European colleagues. The Europ. Commission is expected certify these papers in the 3rd quarter of 2017. That will bring new challenges to CAT-operators, aeromedical examiners, Aviation Psychologists and FOCA.

    In all these regards I can support you as follows:

    1. Implementation of Pilot's Peer Support Systems / Access for all Pilots

    2. Psychological Assessment during the Selection Process / AMC

    3. „Full Mental Fitness Evaluation“ for initial and recurrent Medical Class 1

    You can read more about these issues in my article for the journal SkyNews (German), which will appear in the February edition 2017, on my homepage and in the EASA Opinions 9 und 14-2016.

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