germanwings flight 9525 - ICAO

Mar 26, 2015 - the passengers and crew who were so tragically lost in Germanwings Flight ... For more information please contact: [email protected] ...
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GERMANWINGS FLIGHT 9525    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) extends its profound sympathies to the families of  the passengers and crew who were so tragically lost in Germanwings Flight 9525.    ICAO supports the internationally‐recognized approach whereby a completed accident investigation will   officially determine the causes and contributing factors of the accident, and concurrently provide safety  recommendations on appropriate preventative measures to avoid recurrences, as well as guidelines for  future consideration by ICAO, States and airlines.     ICAO has developed international standards and recommended practices on the security of flight crew  compartments which are presently contained in the following Annexes to the Convention on  International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention):    Annex 6—Operation of Aircraft  Annex 8—Airworthiness of Aircraft  Annex 17—Security     The relevant sections of Annexes 6, 8, and 17 are attached to this statement for further reference.     Annex 1 – Personnel Licensing requires that all airline pilots undergo a periodic medical examination   (by a doctor who is trained in aviation medicine) that includes both a physical and a mental assessment.  If there is any concern from this medical screening then a further, more specialized, assessment can be  undertaken that may include neuropsychological testing. Pilots also undergo periodic simulator checks  as well as checks of performance during routine operations.            For more information please contact:  [email protected] 

CHAPTER 13. SECURITY*

13.1 Domestic commercial operations Recommendation.— International Standards and Recommended Practices set forth in this Chapter should be applied by all Contracting States also in case of domestic commercial operations (air services).

13.2 Security of the flight crew compartment 13.2.1 In all aeroplanes which are equipped with a flight crew compartment door, this door shall be capable of being locked, and means shall be provided by which cabin crew can discreetly notify the flight crew in the event of suspicious activity or security breaches in the cabin. 13.2.2 From 1 November 2003, all passenger-carrying aeroplanes of a maximum certificated take-off mass in excess of 45 500 kg or with a passenger seating capacity greater than 60 shall be equipped with an approved flight crew compartment door that is designed to resist penetration by small arms fire and grenade shrapnel, and to resist forcible intrusions by unauthorized persons. This door shall be capable of being locked and unlocked from either pilot’s station. 13.2.3 In all aeroplanes which are equipped with a flight crew compartment door in accordance with 13.2.2: a)

this door shall be closed and locked from the time all external doors are closed following embarkation until any such door is opened for disembarkation, except when necessary to permit access and egress by authorized persons; and

b) means shall be provided for monitoring from either pilot’s station the entire door area outside the flight crew compartment to identify persons requesting entry and to detect suspicious behaviour or potential threat. 13.2.4 Recommendation.— All passenger-carrying aeroplanes should be equipped with an approved flight crew compartment door, where practicable, that is designed to resist penetration by small arms fire and grenade shrapnel, and to resist forcible intrusions by unauthorized persons. This door should be capable of being locked and unlocked from either pilot’s station. 13.2.5 Recommendation.— In all aeroplanes which are equipped with a flight crew compartment door in accordance with 13.2.4: a) the door should be closed and locked from the time all external doors are closed following embarkation until any such door is opened for disembarkation, except when necessary to permit access and egress by authorized persons; and b) means should be provided for monitoring from either pilot’s station the entire door area outside the fli