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EASA Voices Opinion On New Medical Requirements

After releasing its advice on the minimum cockpit occupation earlier this month, EASA has voiced its opinion on an updated proposal for the Part-MED. The three main topics focus on pilots' psychiatric evaluation during class 1 medical examination, reducing substance abuse among pilots. The old regulation, from 2011, showed that in practice some requirements were not transparent or even open to interpretation. EASA states: “This leads to implementation problems and subsequently problems in maintaining the same level of safety in…