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Emirates refutes fatigue claims
Emirates Airline has slammed reports in an Australian newspaper citing pilot fatigue as the reason for a near miss at Melbourne Airport.
The report claimed that crew did not have sufficient rest before a Melbourne to Dubai flight on March 20.
The news comes at the same time as air crews across Europe are set to demonstrate for exactly the same reason – fatigue, the BBC reports.
European air crew unions argue that the current 14-hour flight working times imposed by the EU is an hour over the accepted scientific limit, and cite fatigue as a factor in 15% of accidents.
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