TAP considers two-person cockpit rule

Safety || Following Tuesday’s tragic Germanwings plane crash that killed 150 people, TAP has confirmed it is considering implementing procedures to ensure two crew members are in its aircraft cockpits at all times.

Speaking to Diário de Notícias, TAP spokesperson André Serpa Soares could not confirm, however, when or even if the airline would move forward with the two-person cockpit rule.

After it was determined that 28-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz intentionally crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps after locking the pilot out of the cockpit on March 25, many international airlines – such as easyJet and Virgin Airlines – have been taking measures to prevent that one person is ever left alone in the cockpit.