Aviation Security

With the recent apparent suicide by a German pilot, there is a lot of discussion about how to stop it happening again.

Simply making a requirement for two crew members to be present doesn’t really protect the passengers or public. His doctor clearly would have known about his mental state, so is there not a case for having “Notifiable Occupations”?

Someone in a position of responsibility such as a pilot, ship’s captain, even bus driver would legally be required to waive their right to patient confidentiality, and their GP or doctor would be legally obliged to notify their employer of any condition that would affect their work, so stopping the chances of the patient hiding any condition as Andreas Lubitz appears to have done.

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