Thursday, April 02, 2015

Royal Air Maroc ~ Against Cockpit Replacements

While airline organisations around the globe are changing their cockpit security by having a replacement for a pilot or co-pilot who leaves the cockpit, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is bucking the trend

Driss Benhima (left), RAM CEO ~ "No replacement in cockpit"

In an interview on Atlantic Radio, the RAM CEO, Driss Benhima said "We take very seriously the Germanwings accident but we believe that these decisions should not be made ​​in haste. We are not asking a stewardess or steward to replace a pilot during his absence. It is not a good idea and does not contribute at all to the security of the cockpit."

In other Royal Air Maroc news, on March 29 RAM inaugurated its Casablanca-Tangier-Gibraltar schedule, with two trips a week, Thursday and Sunday.

The route will be operated by an ATR72-600, with a capacity of 72 seats, with two classes, economy and business. The line will be one of the shortest intercontinental air routes, linking Africa to Europe in less than 40 minutes flying time.

The flight departs Tangier at 9:30am for Casablanca, then takes off at 11:05 and finally lands in Gibraltar at 12:55.

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