Pilots keep depression and suicidal thoughts under ‘veil of secrecy’ – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – 15.12.16

Depression and suicidal thoughts among the world’s airline pilots are being hidden behind a “veil of secrecy”, according to new research. An anonymous survey of 1,848 pilots from more than 50 countries suggests that 12.6% meet the criteria for clinical depression. At some point in the preceding fortnight, 75 pilots said they had experienced suicidal…

Airline pilot wins major legal victory on fatigue – BALPA – 13.12.16

Release date: 13/12/2016 An airline captain and member of the British Airline Pilots’ Association has accepted an apology from an airline after being sanctioned for refusing to fly due to fatigue, as well as assurances that the company remains committed to passenger safety. Captain Mike Simkins was suspended by Thomas Cook Airlines for six months…