Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Turkish Airlines CEO is reportedly urging unmarried pilots to tie their knots as soon as possible following the Germanwings tragedy where the pilot was blamed with psychological problems.
Temel Kotil, the CEO of Turkish Airlines revealed that the tragic incident of the Germanwings aircraft taught them new things and made them re-think their policies. He said that the lifestyle of the pilots irrespective of their gender is very important.
Kotil went on to advise new pilots of the Turkish Airlines to maintain a decent and disciplined lifestyle. He added that the accident last month happened after the pilot’s girlfriend dumped him. So, he addressed his single pilots as friends and urged them to get married.
According to the initial reports, the Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had broken up with his girlfriend, but this was later called into question. Lubitz, who had been diagnosed as suicidal in the past, is believed to have intentionally flown the plane into the mountainside after locking the pilot out of the cockpit. All 150 people on board were killed when the plane smashed into the French Alps.
Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and the CEO said he would like to have more female pilots on board. Out of the 86 new graduates who joined Turkish Airlines, only three are women and out of 4000 pilots the airline employs, only 40 of them are women pilots.
This innovative measure from the CEO of the Turkish Airlines would definitely add some positive aspects to the airline security.
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