The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has spoken out against mental health rules, proposed in the wake of the 2015 Germanwings tragedy, saying they could be counterproductive. The new rules, proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), could increase the stigma around pilot mental health and push the problem underground if pilots fear losing their jobs, BALPA said. They include new requirements that will strengthen pilot medical examinations to include drugs and ...

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