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PILOTS CALL FOR URGENT CHANGE AFTER LONDON CITY NEAR MISS
BALPA's Captain Martin Alder said: 'We don't have appropriate "failsafe" co-ordination at the moment for the unique aspects of this operation. It could best be achieved by redrawing the London City airport departures or alternatively not permitting London City to act independently.'
The AAIB report says tha the two aircraft were 200 ft apart in height and only half a mile apart when avoidance action was taken.
'It is important to emphasise,' Captain Alder went on, 'that pilots have available a collision avoidance system on the flight deck and this correctly caught the error before disaster could ensue.
'Well trained pilots are the essential element of a safe air transport industry.'
Aviation expert Julian Bray added: "In reality the two pilots do have collision avoidance systems to fall back on but in busy aircaft corridors they should not have to rely on these measures even for one minute. It cannot be beyond the wit of man to ensure that all airports run as a fully co-ordinated systems even if the owners are in competition and possibly do not see eye to eye or see other airports as commercial rivals.
"Air safety is not a cash or financial issue, airlines and airport operators go into this business knowing that safety of both staff and passengers cannot under any cicumstances be compromised and that all costs to supply a level of safety are part of operational cost budgets and not subject to savings or culling."
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