|Quoting Mortyman (Reply 50):|
Do you actually have a source that says that US pilots are better than other countries pilots ?
It's not that they are necessarily "better" but pilots hired at the majors tend to have far more experience than those hired elsewhere in the world.
The safety figure was presented at an internal presentation so I obviously cannot post that graph. It tracked the accident rate globally over the last 60 or so years. Europe is very close to the US but still slightly lower (over the past 10 years or so).
|Quoting zckls04 (Reply 48):|
I suspect he's trying to get a source for your "safest group of airlines on the planet" claim. I can't find any authoritative source that even has them all in the top 20.
Of course they are as safe as any other, but has all that military experience and university education you cite above actually made things more safe? I would argue that it has made zero statistical difference. So why should the traveling public be forking out extra for it?
It absolutely has made a difference. We are really starting to dive deep into safety culture and we could discuss for hours, but the US industry has led the way in CRM and fatigue managment. Take the QR
flight that went approach light bowling in MIA
. What was the result? They fired all the pilots. Why? Because those operations rule by fear. A US or European airline would have sent them back to the school house but it becomes a learning opportunity.
I suggest all here go over to pprune.org and check out what guys flying for the ME3 are saying. They get flown to death and if you call in sick too many times or fatigued, they can block your upgrade to captain or withhold profit sharing.
NAI and this flag of convenience model is a scummy operation and is trying to skirt as much regulation and taxation as possible.
You can be snarky all you like but when your job involves crossing 6-12 time zones twice in a few days and doing it multiple times per month, your hotel is a very big deal. As is time off, reliable transportation to go get rest, how you're allowed to be scheduled, how long you have to be on the road, crew meals, etc. etc.
Until you've actually done it, I suggest you pay closer attention.
[Edited 2016-05-04 11:56:45]
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